As health care professionals face a shortage in safety gear and medical devices, American manufacturers are offering up their services.
A number of automakers (including Ford, Chrysler and General Motors) have already announced a transition from car manufacturing to the production of medical supplies such as ventilators and respirators, and now the aftermarket industry is offering to help boost production of life-saving equipment as well. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus and Ford-tuner Steeda are just two examples of companies are offering to help during this challenging global Covid-19 pandemic. Click HERE to contact Glickenhaus, and click HERE to contact Steeda.
On March 21st, boutique exotic car maker Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus came forward on social media and offered to let the nearby hospital utilize its brand-new factory in Danbury, Connecticut. This 40,000-square-foot facility was scheduled to start building 100 SCG004 supercars per year, but instead this space could be used as a makeshift hospital to help doctors and nurses treat patients who test positive for Covid-19.
We're sure it won't be necessary but upon hearing that Danbury Hospital is running out of space we're offering to loan our large factory building to be used as a temporary hospital for as long as necessary.Geplaatst door Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus op Zaterdag 21 maart 2020
Then on March 24, the company revealed that it is developing a low-cost solution for hospital masks that can be sterilized. A prototype mask is already well into development, and if approved, Glickenhaus will be able to quickly manufacture "hundreds of thousands" of masks for health care professionals.
That same day, Georgia-based Steeda said that it is willing to help build just about anything required to help doctors, hospitals and those afflicted by the coronavirus. Normally, Steeda is cranking out high-performance aftermarket components for Ford products (especially the Mustang), but the company's recent post on Facebook suggests Steeda has the ability and capacity to build anything from ventilators to hospital beds.
ATTENTION: Please share this post with those who could use our help! With the deep and severe need for ventilators,...Geplaatst door Steeda op Dinsdag 24 maart 2020
As the world comes to grips with this new virus, it's going to take a global effort to fight Covid-19... even if that just means doing our part and staying home for social distancing.