According to this report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Foxconn’s controversial Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin factory is teaming up with Medtronic to build ventilators.
The first product that Foxconn Technology Group manufactures in Wisconsin might be ventilators, not high-tech displays.
Monday, the CEO of Medtronic, a medical-device company based in Ireland, said it was partnering with Foxconn to build ventilators starting in the next six weeks.
Omar Ishrak said the company was ramping up its ventilator production to 1,000 units a month by the end of June and, in addition, was partnering with others in the business.
“There have been some major players that have been engaged; among them is Foxconn who has a plant in Wisconsin where we plan to make, together with them, ventilators within the next four to six weeks. The exact numbers on those we don’t know yet, but we will be rolling into production … we are doing everything we can working 24/7 with Foxconn to bring this up to the factory in Wisconsin,” Ishrak said in an interview aired on CNBC.