Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, attends the annual Allen and Co. Sun Valley media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, U.S., July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidBrendan McDermid—Reuters
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GM was the first big American automaker to commit its idle assembly lines to the fight against COVID-19. Barra stood fast in the face of criticism from the President and reaped the benefits: On April 8, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded GM a $489 million contract to deliver 30,000 ventilators by the end of August.