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FCA to produce face masks for first responders and health care workers

FCA will start manufacturing face masks in the coming weeks with initial distribution across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

March 27, 2020  by CM Staff

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will be manufacturing and donating more than 1 million protective face masks per month to help those at the front line of the coronavirus pandemic.

The company will start manufacturing face masks in the coming weeks with initial distribution across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

According to a statement, the face masks will be donated by FCA to police, EMTs and firefighters, as well as to workers in hospitals and health care clinics.


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“Protecting our first responders and health care workers has never been more important,” said FCA CEO Mike Manley in a prepared statement.

“We canvassed our contacts across the healthcare industry and it was very clear that there is an urgent and critical need for face masks. We’ve marshalled the resources of the FCA Group to focus immediately on installing production capacity for making masks and supporting those most in need on the front line of this pandemic.”

The company will disclose further actions in the coming days.


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