Ford Motor Co. is ceasing production of ventilators and returning the Michigan factory where they were built to full-time auto-parts output after completing delivery of 50,000 breathing machines to the U.S. government.
The automaker, which had been producing the devices in conjunction with General Electric Co., shipped its final unit Aug. 28 to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, according to Rachel McCleery, a company spokeswoman.
A Model A-E ventilator, left, and a simple test lung.
Ford’s Rawsonville Road plant already resumed auto-parts production in May as part of an industry-wide restart following a shutdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The ventilators were made in a ...