WHA President and CEO Eric Borgerding and Senior Vice President Government Relations Kyle O’Brien recently visited Foxconn’s Mount Pleasant manufacturing plant in Racine County, where the company is producing masks under their Sharp brand. The company has also partnered with Medtronic to produce portable ventilators at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park
Foxconn’s Experimental Training Center facility pivoted to producing face masks in March 2020, producing millions of pieces of the personal protective equipment since then. The plant can make a mask every 0.8 seconds using multiple manufacturing lines. The company donated 100,000 masks to the State of Wisconsin in April.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, WHA has been advocating with federal and state governments and private sector industries to increase the supply of PPE to our state’s health care workforce,” Borgerding said. “We are fortunate to have these significant capabilities right here in Wisconsin made possible by Foxconn’s transition to manufacturing PPE.”
“Foxconn is grateful to all front-line professionals who tirelessly work to serve others,” said Foo-Ming Fu, CEO of Foxconn Industrial Internet Wisconsin. “Foxconn’s flexibility to quickly react to global markets makes opportunities like this possible.”
Foxconn says that they will be able further scale up their mask production capabilities later this summer when the company moves into its nearly 1,000,000 square foot Advanced Manufacturing Facility at the Mount Pleasant technology park.
WHA members interested in learning more about Foxconn’s capabilities to supply surgical masks and ventilators to hospitals or health systems can contact Kyle O’Brien