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LEDs to Light the Way on Ford Assembly Lines

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DEARBORN, MI—Ford Motor Co. plans to install 25,000 energy-efficient LED light fixtures at its plants.


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Ford to Invest $129 Million in Louisville Assembly Plant

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LOUISVILLE, KY—Ford will invest $129 million in its assembly plant here to fast track the production of the 2015 Lincon MKC. The carmaker will also be hiring 300 new employees.


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Ford to Add Solar Array to HQ

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DEARBORN, MI—Ford Motor Co. and DTE Energy Co. plan to build a large solar array at the automaker’s headquarters here.


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Detroit Three to Shorten Summer Shutdowns

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DETROIT—Brisk sales of pickups and SUVs are causing the Detroit Three automakers to eliminate or shorten their traditional two-week summer shutdown at many U.S. plants.


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Ford Cuts Global Water Usage by 30 Percent

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DEARBORN, MI—Ford Motor Co. reduced per vehicle water use last year by 30 percent globally from a 2009 baseline, reaching its goal two years ahead of schedule. Plans are under way to further cut water use by another 2 percent this year and to set new long-term goals.


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Ford Introduces Lightweight Concept Vehicle

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DEARBORN, MI—Ford Motor Co. has introduced a new lightweight concept vehicle, built using advanced materials including new metals, alloys and composites.


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Ford Suspends Operations in Venezuela

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CARACAS, Venezuela—Ford Motor Co. has temporarily suspended operations in Venezuela over lack of foreign currency to import automobile parts for assembly.


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Ford to Invest $500 Million in Ohio Assembly Plant

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LIMA, OH—Ford Motor Co. is investing $500 million to build a new compact, lightweight turbocharged V-6 engine at its assembly plant here.


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Ford to Move Truck Production From Mexico to Ohio

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DEARBORN, MI—Ford will to invest $168 million to move production of its 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks from Mexico to Cleveland.


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3D Modeling and Simulation Software Helps Ford Manage Global Assembly

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Until recently, the phrase “world at one’s fingertips” was merely a cliché. Google Earth technology, however, has turned the phrase into a challenge for individuals and businesses alike.


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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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