Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday asked President Donald Trump to push General Motors to reopen its plant in White Marsh in order to support COVID-19 response efforts.
“The federal government is set to pay GM $489 million for 30,000 ventilators. This money should be leveraged to put hardworking Americans back to work — including residents of Baltimore County,” Olszewski said.
General Motors announced plans to close the White Marsh plant last year, and subsequently laid off nearly 300 workers.
President Trump this month invoked the Defense Production Act to aid companies building ventilators for coronavirus patients to receive the supply of materials they need.
“These workers are idle, they are skilled, and they could make a meaningful contribution to the national effort to increase the supply of medical equipment needed by state and local governments to respond to COVID-19,” Olszewski said.
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