WHITE MARSH, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday wrote a letter to President Donald Trump.
In the letter, Olszewski asks that the president require General Motors to reopen its abandoned White Marsh plant for the purpose of manufacturing ventilators.
President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act in March and ordered GM to start making ventilators, which are in high demand as the nation battles the novel coronavirus.
“Governor Larry Hogan announced this week that twelve Maryland jurisdictions are COVID-19 hot spots,” Olszewski writes. “Manufacturing ventilators in White Marsh will ensure that hospitals in our hot spots get equipment quickly.”
“As part of your half billion dollar investment, I urge you to require General Motors to reopen its White Marsh plant for the purpose of manufacturing generators,” Olszewski concluded.
In November 2018, General Motors announced plans to close its White Marsh plant in 2019.
The full letter can be viewed below.