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May 18 is the target date to resume some production in the United States, GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler, have said.
After restarting, GM's U.S. plants will add second and third shifts "as appropriate," a spokesperson told FOX Business. GM pivoted to making items like ventilators to fight the pandemic.
"We will be focused on our trucks, crossovers and SUVs," the spokesperson said. "We are in the process of communicating and training our teams in the safety protocols that will be in place."
GM eked out a profit during the first three months of the year despite the coronavirus slowing business to a standstill during the final weeks of the first quarter.
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Ford began reopening Chinese factories in February and the company said Thursday that it has been manufacturing medical equipment there.