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Holland company helps GM in producing masks for frontline workers

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Posted at 8:41 AM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 08:41:09-04

HOLLAND, Mich. — General Motors expects to deliver its first 20,000 masks on April 8 for frontline workers caring for COVID-19 cases.

A Holland, Mich., company assisted in designing and building special machinery to produce the masks. GM noted that JR Automation collaborated with another company in Auburn Hills on the work.

In a release, GM says it will produce 50,000 masks a day once its new production lines are running at full speed.

The quick launch of production took one week, says the company, starting on March 20. The first production mask came off the line on March 27, thanks to efforts of 30 engineers, designers, buyers, and members of the manufacturing team.

Raw materials came from GM’s existing supply chain.