American Manufacturers Allegedly Outsourcing Production of Ventilators to China

Even after President Trump used the law to compel American companies to begin producing ventilators for those afflicted with the coronavirus, some companies are still outsourcing the production of such equipment to China rather than using American workers, according to Breitbart.

President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act, ordering General Motors to begin mass production of ventilators in the name of national security. Ford subsequently announced that it would be partnering with General Electric to produce 50,000 ventilators over the course of the next 100 days.

But according to Joe Padula, President of the Tooling, Manufacturing & Technologies Association, these companies are still carrying out the actual production process in their facilities in China rather than in the United States, even though China is where the coronavirus originated.

Padula says that not a single American-based company has been approached by any of these major companies with an offer to construct the ventilators in American facilities, even though, Padula claimed, such ventilators could easily be built by American manufacturers. For some reason, Padula said, such companies are treating American manufacturers as “a last resort.”

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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