Ford Motor employee Pat Tucker, 55, assembles face shields for healthcare workers on April 2, 2020 at a subsidiary facility of the automaker in Plymouth, Michigan.
Within days, Pat Tucker went from producing car parts for Ford Motor to assembling transparent face shields to assist health-care workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
The 55-year-old grandmother has been working 12-hour shifts every day for nearly two weeks to build the much-needed medical supplies at a Ford subsidiary facility in Plymouth, Michigan.
“I want to help end this. I want to be here to watch my grandchildren grow up and graduate and get married, and I want them to be able to grow up,” she told CNBC Thursday night. “I enjoy helping people.”
Tucker, a member of United Auto Workers union, leaves her home at about 4:30 a.m. to get to the facility by 5:30 a.m. to begin producing the shields. She typically works until 6:30 p.m. and then takes special precautions of washing herself and her clothing before…