Columbus non-profit could soon make huge dent in country-wide need for ventilators

T. Y. Fine Furniture develops COVID-19-Ventilator

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Columbus-based non profit says it could soon be producing 1,000 ventilators a week for distribution.

Tarik Yousef owns T. Y. Fine Furniture. Inside his Columbus workshop, production has all but stopped because of COVID-19. Still, Yousef says he kept having a thought.

“The idea kept nagging me that essentially I had all the basic skills and experience to do this,” he said. “And, it’s all just sitting there.”

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Written by Bryant Somerville.

Originally published April 2, 2020.

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