One of the few good things that happened during the new coronapneumonia pandemic was that several companies in the automotive industry tried to use their technology and manufacturing advantages to help provide front-line medical professionals with solutions to the shortage of personal protective equipment,media reported. Honda has done this in several ways, including converting several Odyssey vans into dedicated new coronavirus-detecting trucks in Detroit, but it hasn’t stopped there.
In fact, it just announced Monday that it is working to increase production of its own masks and plans to distribute more than 130,000 masks to medical staff across the United States.
To achieve this, Honda North America Engineering has found a way to use its existing plastic injection molding equipment to make transparent plastic masks.
At the same time, some Of Honda’s Canadian companies– including Honda of Canada Manufacturing, are producing such a framework. The two companies have produced and distributed 70,000 masks for 305 medical facilities in 45 U.S. states, and are working on the next planned 60,000 masks.
“We worked with Honda’s design and manufacturing team to quickly resolve this challenge,” Eric Walli, Honda’s head of planning for North America, said in a statement. We’re studying materials, doing scientific research to see if what we use in masks is safe for humans, and all of this happens as we try to get started and expand production quickly. “
But it is conceivable that determining which medical institutions need these masks most, not to mention distributing them, is a daunting task. That’s why Honda is helping to solve both problems with its vast network of U.S. dealerships.
Gregory Monette, interim chief executive of Huntington Park Community Hospital in Southern California, said, “We are very grateful for Honda’s generous donation, which we sorely need.” Our doctors, nurses and staff are working tirelessly to serve the community, and these masks help protect our staff and patients. “