Ford works with 3M, GE to speed up ventilator, respirator production

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[March 24, 2020]    (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co <F.N> said on Tuesday it was working with General Electric's <GE.N> healthcare unit and 3M Co <MMM.N> to speed up production of ventilators for patients and respirators for healthcare workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

Ford logo is pictured at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that U.S. automakers General Motors Co <GM.N>, Ford, and Tesla Inc <TSLA.O> had been given the green light to produce ventilators and other items needed during the coronavirus outbreak.

(Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)

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