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HAMBURG, NY—As many as 300 new jobs and $100 million in investment will be coming to the Ford Stamping Plant here to support expanded production across the border in Ontario.
DEARBORN, MI—The recent surge in U.S. auto production is hurting vehicle quality because automotive parts suppliers have less time to fix problems that emerge on the line, according to Ford Motor Co.’s new global purchasing chief.
DEARBORN, MI—As part of its commitment to sustainability, Ford Motor Co. has added near-dry-machining technology to six plants globally—a number that will nearly double in the next few years.
DETROIT—Ford Motor Co. plans to increase production of U.S.- and Canada-built vehicles that are exported to China by as many as 40,000 per year.
This month marks the official celebration of the world’s first moving assembly line. On Oct. 7, 1913, 140 assemblers stationed along a 150-foot chassis line at a Ford Motor Co. plant just north of Detroit stood in place as the work came to them.
LOUISVILLE, KY—Incentives offered by Kentucky enabled Ford and Toyota to make major investments in their assembly plants.
OAKVILLE, ON—Ford will spend between $675 million and $725 million to retool its assembly plant here. The Canadian and Ontario governments will contribute approximately $135 million to the effort, which will secure the facility’s 3,000 jobs into the next decade.
CHICAGO—Workers at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant have checked the quality of a vehicle’s paint job basically the same way since the plant opened in 1924—by eye. But the factory is now getting a new 3D imaging system that uses 16 computer-controlled cameras to detect the most microscopic grains of dirt in the paint.
DEARBORN, MI—Ford Motor Co. has donated $120,000 to the SME Education Foundation to help produce the next generation of engineers in Michigan.
LOUISVILLE, KY—More than 5,000 people have applied this month for what turned out to be just 50 factory jobs, some of them temporary, at Ford Motor Co.’s assembly plant here.