Plano-based Toyota shifts factories to produce medical equipment, will supply Texas hospitals

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Toyota Motor Corp. says it will be shifting its idle factories to begin producing medical supplies such as face masks and shields.

The Plano-based company says it will also help medical device manufacturers boost production in order to meet the demands of hospitals as they grapple with the coronavirus outbreak across the U.S., according to Bloomberg.

Toyota says mass production could begin as early as next week. The supplies are reportedly for hospitals in Texas, Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan.

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