As the COVID-19 Pandemic Increases MPE Ramps Up Production of Medical Carts for Ventilators

March 23  

In the likely event the healthcare system reaches capacity, additional multi-purpose life support equipment carts will be needed. MPE is ready to help. 

Milwaukee, WI, March 22, 2020 – Midwest Products & Engineering (“MPE-INC” or the “Company”), a leading design and manufacturing partner to healthcare and technology OEMs, is taking action following President Trump’s invocation of the Defense Production Act by increasing production of off-the-shelf preconfigured medical carts for ventilators.

In order to treat the most severe COVID-19 cases, the healthcare system’s capacity is expected to be met. As a result, Emergency ICU centers will be needed in highly affected areas. Without portable medical carts with ventilators configured and positioned for fast-paced functionality and mobility, however, they will be dangerously ill-equipped.

MPE’s portable medical carts provide a centralized mounting system for ventilators that conserves space and allows medical staff to safely move or relocate patients without disruption of therapy. 

Ventilators are critical in the treatment of the most severe cases of COVID-19 in helping patients to breathe, but without portable carts a hospital lacks the fluidity it needs to maximize its impact on patient care. 

“Emergency evacuation of ventilator dependent patients from any hospital room or patient area must be done rapidly, without disruption of continuous ventilation to obtain optimal outcomes without complication.” said Hank Kohl, President & CEO of MPE-INC. He adds “as demand for ventilators surges around the world, we are ramping up medical cart production, and as a medical device equipment manufacturer, MPE is classified as an Essential Business – which means we will remain fully operational in the event a Federal, State, or Local quarantine is mandated.” 

Based in Milwaukee, MPE’s FDA registered factory remains fully operational with low risk to supply chain and fulfillment of medical customers’ current demand. Their 200 dedicated employees are working overtime to increase medical cart production and contribute to the fight against coronavirus. 

The health and safety of the nation is MPE’s top priority right now, and with the capacity to focus on assisting in the pandemic, they are ready to contribute to the fight against COVID-19. Contact MPE now by phone or by email. MPE is ready to help.


MPE-INC is a leading design and manufacturing partner to healthcare and technology OEMs, leveraging core competencies in product design and engineering, high mix / low volume manufacturing, quality systems and 3PL services.  For more than 40 years, MPE has successfully serviced an impressive list of blue-chip medical device and technology OEMs, leveraging a vertically integrated business model that offers its growing customer base “Concept to Completion” solutions. MPE-INC is headquartered in Milwaukee. For more information, please visit


Rick Zanardo 

+1 (414) 355-0310 

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