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04.30.20

Ventec and GM
General Motors and Ventec Life Systems Welcome Vice President Mike Pence to Ventilator Production Plant
Vice President Mike Pence, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao traveled to General Motors’ Kokomo plant today to support the GM and Ventec Life Systems employees engaged in the production of lifesaving critical care ventilators.
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04.25.20

Ventec and GM 
One Team. One Mission. One Month.
In just one month, the partnership between Ventec Life Systems and General Motors has gone from a phone call to delivering VOCSN critical care ventilators to frontline medical professionals fighting COVID-19. See how it all came together.
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04.17.20

General Motors 
First General Motors-Ventec Critical Care Ventilators Delivered to Chicagoland Hospitals
CHICAGO – The first VOCSN V+Pro critical care ventilators produced by General Motors and Ventec Life Systems in Kokomo, Indiana are being delivered by UPS to Franciscan Health Olympia Fields in Olympia Fields, Illinois and Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago at the direction of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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04.14.20

General Motors 
First General Motors-Ventec Critical Care V+Pro Ventilators Ready for Delivery
KOKOMO, Ind. – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today began mass production of the Ventec Life Systems V+Pro critical care ventilator under contract to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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04.08.20

General Motors 
GM Statement on Ventilator Contract with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
GM and Ventec Life Systems are working with speed and urgency to arm front-line medical professionals with the critical care ventilators they need to treat seriously ill patients. GM is proud to deploy its purchasing and manufacturing capability alongside the respiratory care expertise of Ventec. We remain dedicated to working with the Administration to ensure American innovation and manufacturing meet the needs of the country during this global pandemic.
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03.27.20

General Motors 
GM Statement on DPA
Ventec, GM and our supply base have been working around the clock for weeks to meet this urgent need. Our commitment to build Ventec’s high-quality critical care ventilator, VOCSN, has never wavered.
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Latest News

06.22.20

Puget Sound Business Journal 
This ventilator company vaulted into middle market after $400M government contract
When Ventec Life Systems CEO Chris Kiple said in January that the critical care ventilator company was poised to scale, he had no idea what was ahead of him.
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06.18.20

Seattle Times 
Bothell’s Ventec pushes on as coronavirus crunch for ventilators shifts
Three months ago, when coronavirus cases began surging, fears of a shortage of ventilators mounted. Those concerns have eased for now, said Chris Brooks, chief strategy officer at Ventec. The Bothell-based company partnered with General Motors in March to fill a $489.4 million federal government order for 30,000 ventilators by late August.
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06.18.20

Chevy New Roads Magazine 
A Town Called Kokomo
How General Motors and one Indiana town came together to help deliver critical supplies in a time of national crisis.
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06.02.20

CEO Show 
Radio interview with Ventec Life Systems CEO Chris Kiple
CEO Chris Kiple talks about unique innovation in Ventec Life Systems' respiratory care device, partnering with GM to make ventilators in response to Covid-19, and creating a corporate culture through real empathy for ventilator users.
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06.02.20

GeekWire 
Ventec and GM, 2 months later: How a startup took on the ventilator shortage, and where it stands now
Like many Americans, Ventec CEO Chris Kiple never could have predicted, at the outset of 2020, the position he would be in today. In January, Ventec’s business was on a predictable, albeit high-growth, path.
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05.18.20

CNN 
These are the workers helping GM to build ventilators
Kelly Willis Rice had just moved to the Kokomo, Indiana, area when she saw a news story about General Motors looking for people to build ventilators in the fight against the coronavirus. With little hesitation, she decided to help out.
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05.08.20

New York Times 
In the Fight to Treat Coronavirus, Your Lungs Are a Battlefield
Ventilators have become the single most important piece of medical equipment for critically ill coronavirus patients whose damaged lungs prevent them from getting enough oxygen to vital organs.
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05.06.20

Indiana University 
IU Army ROTC seniors build ventilators at General Motors plant in Kokomo
Combs' job at the factory is on the sub assembly line -- making each smaller part of the ventilator, pulling together the pieces and running the first test to make sure it has been assembled correctly. Then the ventilators head to Wampler's unit, which runs additional tests. She and her co-workers hook the ventilators up to artificial lungs and ensure that they can run for 48 hours without disruption.
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05.04.20

White House YouTube 
V.P. Mike Pence Tours GM and Ventec's Ventilator Facility
Vice President Mike Pence Tours the GM-Ventec facility in Kokomo, Indiana.
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05.02.20

NPR Planet Money Shorts 
Chasing The Ventilator Race
Before long, a ventilator company, a die casting company and a titan of car manufacturing were all working together to make as many as they could.
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04.30.20

PBS NewsHour 
Pence holds roundtable after tour of GM plant in Kokomo, Indiana
Watch Vice President Pence engage in a roundtable discussion in Kokomo, Indiana.
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04.30.20

WVIK-NPR 
Pence Visits Kokomo GM Plant, Applauds 'Inspiring' Effort To Make Ventilators
Vice President Mike Pence was back home again in Indiana Thursday to visit a General Motors plant in Kokomo.
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04.27.20

CBS Evening News 
Stepping Up
Tracy Streeter's sister was recently hospitalized and required a ventilator. He tells us, “I’m building the very thing that saved my sister’s life...it makes it surreal."
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04.27.20

ABC News 
For GM employees building ventilators on COVID-19's front lines, their work is actually saving them
“This is our saving grace, and if we can save one person it'll all be worth it."
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04.26.20

CBS 60 Minutes Overtime 
From vehicles to ventilators, Ford and GM take on coronavirus
Ford and GM converted factories to produce medical supplies and ventilators when the coronavirus pandemic began.
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04.26.20

CBS 60 Minutes 
On the Line
How GM and Ford switched from building vehicles to making medical supplies
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04.20.20

CNBC 
Fourth-generation GM worker builds US supplies in ‘war’ on coronavirus like his great-grandfather during WWII
Paul Cole, a fourth-generation GM worker, is assisting the automaker’s COVID-19 efforts decades after his great-grandfather was part of the “Arsenal of Democracy” during World War II.
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04.20.20

UAW 
Heroes on the Front Line: Debby Hollis
Debby Hollis doesn’t make a big fuss about things. She just acts. That is exactly what she did when she signed on to make Ventec critical care ventilators capable of supporting patients fighting COVID-19.
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04.20.20

Fortune 
Mary Barra Named One of the Greatest Leaders
GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra named as one of the world's best leaders by Fortune.
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04.18.20

NBC Chicago 
NW Indiana Car Factory Delivers Ventilators to Uptown Hospital
Ventilators are often the difference between life and death as patients fight coronavirus, and a Northwest Indiana auto manufacturer delivered the precious devices to an Uptown hospital. NBC 5’s Patrick Fazio has the story.
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04.18.20

Northwest Indiana Times 
COVID-19 emergency center receives ventilators for 17 local hospitals
A shipment of critical care ventilators arrived Saturday at the Indiana District 1 Emergency Operations Center/Multi-Agency Coordination Center at the Gary/Chicago International Airport.
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04.17.20

Reuters 
GM dispatches first batch of ventilators for COVID-19 patients
General Motors said on Friday it had started delivering the first batch of 54 ventilators to U.S. hospitals treating severely ill COVID-19 patients.
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04.17.20

CBS Chicago 
General Motors To Deliver Ventilators To Chicago Hospitals
Friday afternoon, General Motors will deliver ventilators, made at its Kokomo, Indiana plant, to hospitals in Chicago. Weiss Hospital is one of the hospitals that will receive the ventilators.
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04.17.20

TechCrunch 
GM delivers first ventilators under 30,000-unit government contract
Ventilators assembled by GM and Ventec Life Systems were delivered to hospitals Thursday night with more making their way to facilities today and through the weekend, the first in a 30,000-unit order with the U.S. government.
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04.17.20

Detroit News 
First GM-built ventilators arrive at hospitals
General Motors Co.'s first ventilators arrived Friday at Chicago-area hospitals — one month after conversations about the possibility of the Detroit automaker manufacturing the devices began.
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04.17.20

Chicago Tribune 
First batch of GM-made ventilators headed for First batch of GM-made ventilators headed for ChicagoChicago
The first truckloads of General Motors-made medical ventilators from a central Indiana factory began arriving at Chicago-area hospitals Friday morning, with subsequent deliveries planned through Saturday.
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04.17.20

USA Today 
GM delivered its first medical ventilators: Where they went
On Friday, GM delivered 10 ventilators to Franciscan Health Olympia Fields in Olympia Fields, Illinois, via UPS and will ship 10 more ventilators to Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago at the direction of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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04.16.20

RT Magazine 
General Motors, Ventec Begin Production of V+Pro Ventilators
General Motors (GM) has begun mass production of the Ventec Life Systems V+Pro critical care ventilator as part of an order from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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04.16.20

Autoweek 
GM, Ventec Go from Drawing Board to Ventilator Production in under a Month
The effort required the creation of a new manufacturing process, sourcing of hundreds of different parts from suppliers and the hiring of over 1,000 team members for the Kokomo, Indiana, factory that will produce a total of 30,000 ventilators ordered by the HHS.
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04.16.20

LinkedIn 
Message from Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors
As we all fight to stay healthy and safe during this global pandemic, I continue to see a rising sense of hope and optimism.
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04.15.20

The Verge 
How GM and Ford Switched Out Pickup Trucks for Breathing Machines
Car companies are building ventilators that are crucial for some COVID-19 patients.
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04.14.20

Bloomberg 
White House Lauds GM for Quickly Starting Ventilator Output
GM will have nearly 15,000 ventilators ready by end of June
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04.14.20

CNN 
GM prepares to ship first round of ventilators
GM started building ventilators in partnership with Ventec Life Systems last month at GM's plant in Kokomo, Indiana.
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04.14.20

NBC News 
General Motors and Ventec CEOs discuss making ventilators to fight coronavirus
Stephanie Ruhle spoke with General Motors CEO Mary Barra and Ventec CEO Chris Kiple about manufacturing ventilators to supply health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
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04.14.20

CBS Evening News 
GM CEO says suppliers have "moved mountains" as companies ramp up ventilator production
General Motors, with the help of Ventec Life Systems, is producing ventilators to help in the fight against coronavirus.
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04.12.20

The Wall Street Journal 
Auto Giants Trade Drills for Tweezers in Bid to Rush Coronavirus Ventilators
Ford and GM hope to head off a shortage of the lifesaving machines before the pandemic hits its peak.
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04.11.20

Forbes 
Video: Inside The Jump By Ford And GM Into Making Lifesaving Ventilators
In this video, we take you inside their rush to make ventilators to fill the supply shortages created by COVID-19.
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04.10.20

Vox 
Ford and GM are making tens of thousands of ventilators. It may already be too late.
From major car makers to DIY creations, we’re about to have more ventilators than we ever thought possible.
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04.10.20

Digital Journal 
Proper Group Announces New Medical Business Unit in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Proper Group, a premium manufacturer of complex tooling and high-performance polymer products in the automotive, lighting, and industrial markets, announced the formation of the PGM medical business unit to help address critical medical supply challenges posed by the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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04.09.20

CBS 58 WDJT - Milwaukee 
Racine company manufacturing parts for GM’s ventilators
RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Another Wisconsin company is now joining the fight against COVID-19. Speedtech International, Inc. is now creating a part for ventilators.
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04.06.20

ABC News 
Ventec Life Systems and GM join forces to reverse the ventilator shortage during the coronavirus pandemic
CEO of Ventec Life Systems, Chris Kiple, discusses how his company plans to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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04.06.20

Seattle Times 
Workers on front lines of making ventilators for coronavirus fight endure risks to ‘help others save lives’
GM and Ventec Life Systems are partnering to ramp up production of Ventec’s VOCSN ventilators in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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04.03.20

KHQ Q6 
Romney Motion working around the clock to make ventilator parts
Romney Motion in Post Falls has been working around the clock, seven days a week, to create as many parts as possible.They work for [Ventec Life Systems], the company that partnered with General Motors to create more ventilators.
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04.01.20

NPR 
FEMA Hadn't Ordered Ventilators. Manufacturers Forged Ahead Anyway
By the middle of March, the problem was undeniable: America didn't have enough ventilators for the coronavirus pandemic.
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04.01.20

Financial Times 
The ventilator challenge will test ingenuity to the limit
Manufacturers face technical, logistical and regulatory hurdles as they step outside their comfort zone
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03.31.20

NPR: Planet Money 
Episode 987: The Race To Make Ventilators
ventilators — the supply and demand problem of the COVID pandemic. The simplest way for the world to get more ventilators is for existing companies to max out production
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03.30.20

Langley Advance Times 
Langley firm gears up to make vital ventilator parts in COVID-19 fight
A Langley company is making thousands of parts for ventilators after receiving big orders from American firms producing the vital equipment in the fight to save COVID-19 patients.
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03.30.20

Wall Street Journal 
GM Hustles to Pump Out Ventilators to Fight Coronavirus
President’s criticism surprised executives; more than 1,000 employees and nearly 100 auto suppliers are tackling the task
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03.30.20

Seattle Times 
Inside the ‘incredibly challenging’ effort by GM and Ventec to make more ventilators for coronavirus fight
Moments into an initial conference call nearly two weeks ago, a proposed venture between Bothell-based Ventec Life Systems and General Motors to mass produce thousands of ventilators for the nation’s coronavirus fight appeared dead.
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03.30.20

Bloomberg 
Inside GM’s Four-Week Sprint to Build Emergency Ventilators
On March 18, General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra told President Donald Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow that the automaker might be able to help make much-needed ventilators, the scarce breathing machines used to keep coronavirus patients alive.
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03.30.20

New York Times 
Inside G.M.’s Race to Build Ventilators, Before Trump’s Attack
The automaker and its partner, Ventec, had spent more than a week figuring out how to make thousands of the lifesaving devices when the White House said G.M. was “wasting time.”
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03.30.20

Associated Press 
Trump uses wartime act but GM says it’s already moving fast
Twelve days ago, General Motors put hundreds of workers on an urgent project to build breathing machines as hospitals and governors pleaded for more in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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03.29.20

Reuters 
Trump's attack on GM over ventilators quickly turns to praise
President Donald Trump, who excoriated General Motors Co on Friday and invoked emergency powers to compel the production of badly needed ventilators to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, has abruptly shifted gears to praise the automaker.
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03.28.20

The Seattle Times 
GM and Ventec relying on Woodinville supplier in venture to rapidly make more ventilators for coronavirus patients
While a worldwide supply chain is helping Bothell-based Ventec Life Systems and General Motors rapidly find parts to build thousands of ventilators for coronavirus patients, the most critical component needed for the machines is made in Woodinville.
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03.27.20

NBC News 
CEO of ventilator maker speaks out as Trump invokes Defense Production Act
Chris Kiple told NBC News his company was already well on its way to rolling out thousands of ventilators to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.
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03.24.20

Newsy 
Why U.S. Hospitals Don't Have Enough ventilators and Ventilators
Estimates show the US could be 760,000 short of the needed ventilator stock. In the meantime, what is happening for patients in the United States?
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03.24.20

Design News 
Bringing the U.S. 'Arsenal of Health' to Bear Against COVID-19
Carmakers' U.S. factories are closed, but they can still help relieve shortages.
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03.23.20

Wall Street Journal 
Business Makes War on Coronavirus
U.S. manufacturers turn their might from making cars to making ventilators.
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03.20.20

Forbes 
General Motors Helping Ventilator Maker Boost Production During Coronavirus Crisis
General Motors Corp. Chairman and CEO Mary Barra is making good on her offer to use the company’s resources to help produce much needed ventilators for treating COVID-19 patients.
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03.20.20

Komo News 
Bothell company increasing production of ventilators in response to COVID-19
With COVID-19 putting a serious strain on hospitals, some of the most severe of patients require ventilators as part of their treatment.
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03.20.20

CNBC 
GM to lend its auto factories to support production of ventilators in coronavirus fight
General Motors on Friday announced it will lend its auto factories to support Ventec Life Systems’ production of ventilators in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
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03.20.20

techcrunch 
GM and Ventec Life Systems partner to ramp up production of ventilators
GM said Friday that it is working with Ventec Life Systems to help increase production of respiratory care products such as ventilators that are needed by a growing number of hospitals as the COVID-19 pandemics spreads throughout the U.S.
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03.20.20

CNN Business 
This startup is racing to produce ventilators
A shortage of ventilators is a serious concern as the number of reported coronavirus infections increases across the United States. Ventec Life Systems is trying to help fill the gaps. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
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03.19.20

Wall Street Journal 
Ventilator Makers Ramp Up Production Amid Coronavirus Crunch
Efforts to boost manufacturing of the crucial machines may not come soon enough or prove sufficient if cases surge, experts warn
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03.18.20

NBC News 
A small Seattle firm is working around the clock to make lifesaving ventilators for coronavirus patients
Ventilators can save the lives of coronavirus patients. A Washington company called Ventec Life Systems is working 24/7 to meet the surge in demand.
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03.18.20

Seattle Times 
As coronavirus spreads, Bothell ventilator maker revs up production with ‘weight of the world on our shoulders’
Chris Kiple said he feels “the weight of the world on our shoulders’’ as his Bothell-based ventilator-manufacturing company navigates furious worldwide demand to treat those sickened by the novel coronavirus.
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03.18.20

NPR: All Things Considered 
NPR: Ventec Life Systems CEO Chris Kiple on All Things Considered
CEO Of Ventilator-Making Company Says He Can Ramp Production Fivefold
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03.18.20

Wired 
Ventilator Makers Race to Prevent a Possible Shortage
Manufacturers are producing as many as they can to care for Covid-19 patients with breathing problems. Now the federal government is asking for even more.
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03.18.20

BioWorld 
Ventec joins COVID-19 fight with multifunction ventilator
With the high need for ventilators in the face of COVID-19, Ventec Life Systems, of Bothell, Wash., is stepping up with its multifunction ventilator, known as VOCSN, for ventilation, oxygen, cough, suction and nebulization.
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03.18.20

New York Times 
There Aren’t Enough Ventilators to Cope With the Coronavirus
The United States and other countries face a critical shortage of the lifesaving machines — and no easy way to lift production.
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03.18.20

Politico 
Will Trump be able to get emergency medical supplies fast enough?
“They have not done this assessment," said a former administration official. "It is shocking. It is malpractice.”
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03.14.20

Forbes 
Ventilator Maker: We Can Ramp Up Production Five-Fold
The U.S. could be on a crash course of increasing ICU capacity—if it had the will.
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Suppliers and Partners in Action

06.19.20

Medical Device and Diagnostics Industry 
Behind the Scenes of Building Ventilator Testing Systems During a Pandemic
Velentium supplied the ventilator testing systems that were used in Project V, a collaboration that involved General Motors and Ventec ramping up the U.S. ventilator supply during COVID-19.
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05.20.20

NPR 
How His Small Factory Got Drafted Into Crafting A Key Component For Ventilators
One Friday in March, Todd Olson was suddenly pulled into a life-or-death project. General Motors Co. asked Olson, CEO of Twin City Die Castings in Minneapolis: Could he help make tiny pistons? The giant carmaker was committed to helping the country by producing ventilators, which were suddenly in short supply as the coronavirus spread like wildfire.
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05.20.20

Today's Motor Vehicles 
Sealing screws vital to GM, Ford ventilators
By late March, Newark, New Jersey-based ZAGO Manufacturing was fielding calls and filling orders for hundreds of thousands of its air-tight sealing screws – a small but integral part in the design and functionality of medical ventilators.
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05.18.20

Tri-Star Industries/MW Industries 
Tristar Industries is Proud to Be a Provider of Engineered Fasteners Essential to Critically Needed Ventilators That Fight COVID-19
Local Connecticut-based manufacturer Tri-Star Industries, an MW Industries company, has been supplying engineered fasteners that are critical to ventilator assemblies.
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05.13.20

Fredericksburg Standard 
Manufacturing for greater good
Swissomation’s Virginia branch has been making ventilator components for Ventec for several years, but the demand increased after GM and Ventec partnered to assemble 30,000 units for the U.S. government by the end of August to help treat more COVID-19 patients in critical condition, according to an article from Reuters. Because of this, Swissomation needed its Fredericksburg branch to help out.
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05.12.20

Velentium 
Project V - Ventilator Heroes - Remote Testing Team + Zoom
To enable General Motors to succeed at mass-manufacturing Ventec Life System’s VOCSN ventilator systems as rapidly as the COVID-19 response needed, Velentium had to source, assemble, document, verify, and supply the automated test systems we’d helped Ventec design a few short years ago.
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05.05.20

SKF Group Twitter 
SKF Group Video
We received a call from General Motors, asking us to quickly supply bearings and seals needed to make critical ventilators for hospitals.
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05.01.20

Yahoo Finance 
Coronavirus: How this company is helping GM produce ventilators
National Instruments CEO Eric Starkloff joins Yahoo Finance’s Zack Guzman to discuss how his company is helping GM produce ventilators amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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04.27.20

Milwaukee Business News 
Speedtech International: Making ventilator parts for GM and Ventec gives Racine manufacturer a mission
There are around 700 parts from 70 suppliers in the ventilators produced by a partnership between GM and Ventec Life Systems. It may be a small role, but Racine-based Speedtech International is playing a part in building those life saving products.
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04.22.20

The STAT Trade Times 
CEVA to handle GM’s ventilator production supply chain
General Motors (GM) appoints CEVA Logistics as its 4PL to manage its entire ventilator production supply chain. Under GM’s contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CEVA Logistics is responsible for delivering hundreds of parts which will be used in the making of the Ventec Life Systems V+Pro critical care ventilator at General Motors’ Kokomo, Indiana, US factory.
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04.21.20

LinkedIn 
OnLogic
We're incredibly proud to be a part of the amazing effort by so many to spin up production of Ventec Life Systems VOCSN critical-care ventilators at General Motors' Kokomo, Indiana facility.
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04.21.20

WDBJ7 
Swissomation makes mechanical parts for ventilators
A company in Amherst is doing its part to help in the fight against the coronavirus. Swissomation is making small parts for use in ventilators.
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04.21.20

Amherst New Era-Progress 
Amherst officials, business seek grant to contribute to ventilator production in fight against coronavirus
Amherst County officials are assisting a local business in a grant application to carry out an urgent need for respirator components for ventilators in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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04.20.20

Daily Herald 
How suburban businesses are adapting to help in the COVID-19 battle
In what seems like the blink of an eye, our lives and businesses have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic.Yet, amid the gloom, there are stories of suburban businesses stepping up to take action to help in the fight of the COVID-19 virus, as well as help one another in the battle.
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04.20.20

Automotive News 
Speed key as GM, suppliers align on ventilators
President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act last month to force General Motors to speed up its production of ventilators, an action that has rippled through the auto supply chain as suppliers fire up the front line and transition their manufacturing processes to provide components critical to fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
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04.17.20

Austin Business Journal 
Austin company helps GM convert car factory to ventilator plant
Formaspace LP’s business is making furniture such as workbenches for office, laboratory and industrial settings. And it makes a lot of the stuff. What it recently gave Americans was immeasurably more valuable: Hope.
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04.14.20

CBS News 
GM CEO says suppliers have "moved mountains" as companies ramp up ventilator production
Mary Barra, the CEO of GM, and Chris Kiple, CEO of Ventec Life Systems, discussed their ongoing efforts with "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell.
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04.13.20

MassDevice 
Proper Group forms new unit to help GM, Ventec make ventilators
Proper Group recently announced that it is forming its PGM medical business unit to address medical supply challenges that have arisen from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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04.12.20

Star Tribune 
Employee-owned Twin City Die Castings pivots to medical products
Growth the past few years has come from making parts for Medtronic-built ventilators and hospital beds.
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04.10.20

CBS News 
Speedtech's Fight Against COVID. GM/VENTEC Respirator Program & More.
Milwaukee Wisconsin CBS 58's evening coverage of Speedtech International's contribution in the fight against COVID-19. The story highlights Speedtech supply of SPEEDWRAP® Brand Hook & Loop Fasteners for General Motors and Ventec Life Systems manufacturing of ventilators as well as Speedtech's supply of other front line medical needs.
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04.10.20

Fox News 
As coronavirus crisis continues, is 3D printing having its moment?
The coronavirus pandemic has put a strain on the country’s medical supply chain leading the tech world to step up and provide quick solutions through 3D printing.
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04.10.20

Gizmodo 
The Race to Make Ventilators Is Not Like World War II
Elon made it sound like a breeze. It started on March 18th with a casual tweet to a fan promising that Tesla would make ventilators “if there is a shortage,” setting off an avalanche of replies educating him that there was, already, a shortage.
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04.10.20

Digital Journal 
Proper Group Announces New Medical Business Unit in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Proper Group, a premium manufacturer of complex tooling and high-performance polymer products in the automotive, lighting, and industrial markets, announced the formation of the PGM medical business unit to help address critical medical supply challenges posed by the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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04.09.20

Business Wire 
Nordson EFD Helps Medical Manufacturers Meet Growing Demand for COVID-19 Treatment and Diagnostic Devices
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nordson EFD, a Nordson company (NASDAQ: NDSN), the world’s leading precision fluid dispensing systems manufacturer, is dedicated to helping manufacturers increase production capacity to meet the growing demand for medical devices used to treat and test for symptoms of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
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04.09.20

CBS 58 WDJT-Milwaukee 
Racine company manufacturing parts for GM's ventilators
RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Another Wisconsin company is now joining the fight against COVID-19. Speedtech International, Inc. is now creating a part for ventilators.
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04.07.20

Modern Machine Shop 
One Auto Parts Supplier's Shift to Ventilators: Now Making 1000s of Parts per Week on Die Delivered in Days
GM applying its supply chain expertise to enable successes such as aiding this ventilator maker to expand sourcing for 700 parts.
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04.03.20

KHQ Local News Reporter 
Romney Motion working around the clock to make ventilator parts
POST FALLS, Idaho - Romney Motion in Post Falls has been working around the clock, seven days a week, to create as many parts as possible.
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04.02.20

Sealing & Contamination Control Tips 
Precision Associates assists in COVID-19 life saving efforts
Precision Associates Inc., Minneapolis, is ramping up its production of several essential rubber components for ventilator manufacturer Ventec Life Systems. Ventec recently announced plans to partner with GM to increase the output of these crucial units in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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03.31.20

NPR Planet Money 
The Race To Make Ventilators
Twin City Die Castings Company featured on NPR's Planet Money. Today on the show: ventilators — the supply and demand problem of the COVID pandemic. The simplest way for the world to get more ventilators is for existing companies to max out production — pay overtime; hire extra workers; run the factory 24/7. They already know how to make ventilators and already have FDA approval.
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03.30.20

Langley Advance Times 
Langley firm gears up to make vital ventilator parts in COVID-19 fight
A Langley company is making thousands of parts for ventilators after receiving big orders from American firms producing the vital equipment in the fight to save COVID-19 patients.
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03.29.20

The Seattle Times 
GM and Ventec relying on Woodinville supplier in venture to rapidly make more ventilators for coronavirus patients
While a worldwide supply chain is helping Bothell-based Ventec Life Systems and General Motors rapidly find parts to build thousands of ventilators for coronavirus patients, the most critical component needed for the machines is made in Woodinville.
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03.26.20

Composites World 
Moldmaker and Steel Supplier Stand and Deliver during Coronavirus Outbreak
This mold manufacturer with the help of its steel supplier delivered a die-cast mold from concept to completion in less than one week for a component that was holding up the production of ventilators.
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This unique partnership combines Ventec Life Systems’ respiratory care expertise with General Motors’ manufacturing might to build VOCSN critical care ventilators for frontline medical professionals fighting COVID-19.
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