The Star Tribune told of the combined efforts at the Warroad plant to produce a ventilator box for use in ICUs admidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It started when a local robotics high school teacher teamed up with M Health physician Hai-Thien Phu and Chris Hogan, a mechanical engineer professor at the University of Minnesota. “The U had a prototype, but they didn’t know how [to] make this in volume and how you can make it easy to manufacture and lightweight,” said Christine Marvin, vice president of strategy and design at Marvin. The company teamed up with the nearby Polaris plant to bend the polycarbonate plastic used for the boxes, which will be donated to the U and to Life Care Medical Center in Roseau, MN.
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