High Volume Oxygen of Lincoln, Nebraska was selected by the Ford Motor Company to help in the development of a portable emergency oxygen generating trailer that can be deployed strategically to field hospitals and other locations where oxygen supply may be disrupted. High Volume Oxygen is an industrial oxygen equipment manufacturing company based in Lincoln, Nebraska that serves the veterinary, aquaculture and glass blowing markets with state-of-the-art oxygen systems that closely monitor metrics in the cloud, such as volume, flow, and oxygen purity, that are essential for life supporting oxygen systems
With the invocation of the Defense Production Act, Ford has pooled its resources to connect the Roush corporation in Detroit, Michigan with the High Volume Oxygen team to address the nationwide effort in supplying medical personnel on the frontline with the tools to save lives.
“We were very honored to get the call and have been working around the clock to make this happen. It gave our company a powerful sense of purpose to be able to do something significant and potentially life-saving during this time.” says Marc Kornbluh, president of High Volume Oxygen.
The Defense Production Act of 1950 is a United States federal law enacted on September 8, 1950 in response to the start of the Korean War. It was part of a broad civil defense and war mobilization effort in the context of the Cold War.
This current mandate is to get non-medical equipment manufacturers engaged in the process of quickly developing equipment to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many companies have risen to the call by developing ventilators, masks, oxygen systems and anything that might help to address the pressing medical needs caused by the pandemic.
10/11 Now article : Lincoln oxygen company helps Ford with COVID-19 aid project
NPR Interview with Adrian Price, Ford’s director of manufacturing: https://www.npr.org/2020/04/16/835710036/ford-motor-companys-car-production-shifted-to-make-ventilators