Joining many other manufacturer’s, John Deere is partnering with the UAW, Iowa Department of Homeland Security and the Illinois Manufacturer’s Association to make protective face shields for healthcare employees. The Moline, Ill. factory started production April 8.
The company anticipates it will make 25,000 face shields in the initial stages of production and has ordered materials and supplies to produce 200,000 more. The first batch of 25,000 masks will be distributed through John Deere’s 16 U.S. factories in eight states.
“Our manufacturing and supply management teams, along with out production and maintenance employees, the UAW and our partners have worked tirelessly to ensure we could lend our support and protect our health-care workers during this crisis,” said John May, CEO of Deere and Company in a recent press release. “By working closely with the communities where our employees live and work, we can help support the needs we’ve identified close to home and, as the project expands, address additional urgent needs across the country.”
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