Republican President Donald Trump will visit Ford Motor Company's Rawsonville Components Plant on Thursday. He is expected to make remarks afterwards.
Ford, in a partnership with General Electric, is building ventilators to help hospitalized COVID-19 patients who need help breathing.
The automaker's contract with the federal government under the Defense Production Act calls for Ford to produce 50,000 of the simplified ventilators by July, at a total price of $336 million.
General Motors is also building ventilators, more complex ones, at its Kokomo, Indiana components facility, in a partnership with Ventec Life Systems. GM says it will produce 30,000 of the devices by August, for a total price of $489.4 million.
Both companies say they are building the ventilators at cost and are not making a profit.