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  1. Ford Brand News - Global
    Ford says new plants, models to boost China sales after Sept. dip SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- Ford Motor Co. said it expects to boost sales in China once new assembly facilities come online and new vehicles hit showrooms in coming months, after posting its first dip in China monthly sales this year...
  2. Ford Brand News - Global
    Ford Improves Plants' Efficiency Detroit News Ford Motor Co.’s 11 North American assembly plants are humming at 135 percent efficiency, which could grow as the automaker continues to fine-tune manufacturing processes. Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of North and South America operations, says...
  3. Ford Brand News - Global
    Ford Halts Production at 2 US Plants Detroit News reports that Ford Motor Co. is halting production of many of it's more popular vehicles at two US assembly plants. The Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, where Ford Focus, Focus ST, C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi and Focus Electric is produced has...
  4. Ford Corporate News
    Ford plans staggered launch of new F-150 at 2 plants Automotivenews.com See more images at leftlanenews DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. will begin production of the 2015 F-150 in the fourth quarter at the Dearborn Assembly Plant. Production of the existing 2014 F-150 will continue through the year...
  5. Automotive Industry News
    GM, Ford to extend holiday shutdowns at some NA plants Both General Motors and Ford will reportedly extend planned holiday shutdowns at some of their North American factories in order to keep a lid on mounting vehicle inventories. Meanwhile, Chrysler is planning to add shifts to some of its...
  6. Competition News
    Toyota Says It Will Shut Down North American Plants - FoxNews/Associated Press Published April 04, 2011 A Toyota Motor Corp. spokesman says it's inevitable that the company will have to shut down its North American factories due to shortages of parts from Japan. Spokesman Mike Goss says the...
  7. Ford Employee Discussion
    Michigan is the biggest beneficiary of Ford's decision to bring 1,975 jobs into its plants to do work previously performed by suppliers. Ford said Wednesday it has already added 1,340 jobs under the plan and expects to add another 635 at nine plants by 2012. More...
  8. Ford Employee Discussion
    Ford said today it plans to bring 1,975 jobs in-house to its plants across the U.S. instead of at plants operated by suppliers that, in some cases, are in Mexico and Japan. More...
  9. General Motors Discussion
    Most General Motors U.S. assembly plants won't close for the traditional summer shutdown, the automaker announced Thursday. The Detroit-based automaker needs to keep nine of its 11 assembly plants open to meet customer demand for cars and trucks. More...
  10. Ford Employee Discussion
    Just saw devastating flooding in Louisville, KY (ongoing - more downpours right now!) and wondered if any employees from there can reassure me/us that things are OK at the plant ................. also thought this thread could be used for any future weather,etc related operating challenges...
  11. Ford SUV/Crossover Discussion
    Ford temporarily idles 2 plants Ryan Beene Automotive News | December 11, 2007 - 10:22 am EST Ford Motor Co. temporarily shut down two assembly plants Monday, Dec. 10. Ford’s light-truck plant in Dearborn, Mich., and an assembly plant in Louisville, Ky., will be shut down for two weeks...
  12. General Motors Discussion
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  13. Ford Corporate News
    Bush tours GM, Ford plants, touts alternative fuels CLAYCOMO, Missouri (Reuters) - President George W. Bush used visits to struggling U.S. automakers on Tuesday to pitch his energy agenda, promoting cars that use less or no gasoline as a way to cut oil use and tailpipe emissions. Bush toured...
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