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Detroit Three to Shorten Summer Shutdowns

July 8, 2014

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

June 19, 2014

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

June 5, 2014

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

May 6, 2014

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

March 31, 2014

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

March 10, 2014

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

March 1, 2014

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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Ford to Invest $80 Million in Kentucky Assembly Plant

January 31, 2014

LOUISVILLE, KY—Ford will invest $80 million in its assembly plant here to meet increasing demand for its F-Series Super Duty trucks.


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Ford Welcomes 1,000 New Hires in KC, Will Add 175 More

January 22, 2014

KANSAS CITY, MO—Ford began welcoming nearly 1,000 new employees at its assembly plant here to prepare for the launch of the all-new Ford Transit van, which goes on sale in the United States this summer. The company will hire an additional 175 employees over the next three months.


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Ford to Build Two New Plants, Add 5,000 Jobs

December 13, 2013

DEARBORN, MI—Ford Motor Co. plans to launch 23 new vehicles globally, open three new assembly plants, and increase its U.S. workforce by more than 5,000 people.


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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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