August 2, 2013

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • Henry Ford 150: Celebrating an Innovator, Educator and Philanthropist
  • Ford Motor Company Posts Best July Since 2006 and Best Retail Sales Since 2005
  • Ford Launching 'Mustang Countdown' Video Series Celebrating Nearly 50 Years of Mustang Culture and Legend
  • Video Snack: SecuriCode Keyless Entry Key Pad
  • Outside Voices: (The Detroit News) Ford Raises $1B With its First Benchmark 10-Year Bond Since September

 



Summer Sales
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It's the blockbuster event of the summer and it's on now at your Ford Dealer. Take advantage of the savings to get behind the wheel of an efficient new Fiesta, Focus or Fusion.1 Take a new Taurus SHO for a spin to see what it's like behind the wheel of a 365 horsepower2 family sedan. Enjoy the technology in the new Escape with its available hands-free foot activated liftgate. Great savings on F-150 and Super Duty too. Don’t wait for the encore. Act today.

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Disclaimer:
1Fiesta: EPA-estimated rating 29 city/40 hwy/33 combined mpg. SE automatic with SFE package.
Focus: EPA-estimated rating 28 city/40 hwy/33 combined mpg. SE Sedan with SFE package.
Fusion: EPA-estimated rating 25 city/37 hwy/28 combined mpg. 1.6L EcoBoost, FWD 6-speed manual transmission.
2Figures achieved using premium fuel.



Lincoln Sales
The Lincoln Summer Invitation

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Henry Ford 150th
HF150
Henry Ford 150: Celebrating an Innovator, Educator and Philanthropist

Henry Ford understood the power of innovation.

When the Ford Model T was introduced in 1908, there were only about 18,000 miles of paved roads in the United States. The majority of them were dirt, rutted away from years of use by horse-drawn wagons.

To read the full article, click here

Blue Oval Cupcakes
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Henry Ford’s Birth

The east lobby of the Ford's world headquarters was packed Tuesday morning with throngs of employees ready to celebrate what would have been Henry Ford's 150th birthday.

To read the full article, click here

Henry Ford 150 Seal
150th Anniversary of Henry Ford's Birth Celebrated Around the World

This week marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford, whose innovative ideas revolutionized transportation and brought mobility to the masses.

To read the full article, click here

Ford Times
Collectable Corner: Happy Birthday Henry Ford!

This week Ford Motor Company celebrated the 150th anniversary of Henry Ford's birth with various events all over the world. A number of Henry's belongings were brought over from the Henry Ford Museum to help those in attendance get a sense of his presence.

To read the full article, click here

Top Stories
Blue Oval
Ford Motor Company Posts Best July Since 2006 and Best Retail Sales Since 2005

Ford Motor Company's U.S. sales grew 11 percent compared with a year ago – the best total July sales since 2006. Retail sales are up 19 percent, marking the company's best July retail sales month since 2005.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford News

Mustang 50 years
Ford Launching 'Mustang Countdown' Video Series Celebrating Nearly 50 Years of Mustang Culture and Legend

Ford is launching 'Mustang Countdown,' an online video series to throw the spotlight on the legendary sports car and the culture that has formed around it all across the globe, and to continue the celebration leading up to the 50th birthday of the car on April 17, 2014.

To read the full article, click here.


Natural Gas F-150
Compressed Natural Gas Comes to Ford F-150 Fall 2013

Ford will expand its fleet of vehicles capable of running on compressed natural gas by adding the option to the 2014 Ford F-150 this fall.

To read the full article, click here.


Did You Know
Did You Know?: Ford Motor Company Video Series Now Viewable Online

A staple of Ford North America's FCN TV Network in the 1990s was a show titled Did You Know?.

The weekly program, hosted by Ford Corporate Historian Bob Kreipke, highlighted the company's heritage though commentary and historic video from Ford archives.

To read the full article, click here.

Global Notes
Mustang V8 GT Premium
Ford Philippines Launches Limited Edition 5.0-liter Mustang V8 GT Premium

Power and attitude. These two words best describe the limited edition 5.0-liter Ford Mustang V8 GT Premium with Performance Package – launched by Ford Philippines – featuring specialty seats, racing stripes and exclusive colors options.

To read the full article, click here.

APAC Honoring
Ford Honored in APAC Top 50 Ideal Employers Ranking

Ford's continuous efforts to establish and maintain its position as an employer of choice in Asia Pacific have gained recognition from university students across the region.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Ranger
Ford Argentina is the Main Sponsor of La Rural, an Annual Argentine Exposition

For the 12th year in a row, Ford was the main sponsor of the 127th edition of the Argentine Livestock Exposition, which takes place in Buenos Aires.

To read the full article, click here.

Video Corner

SecuriCode
Video Snack: SecuriCode Keyless Entry Keypad

Understand how to lock and unlock your doors using the SecuriCode key pad on your vehicle.

Click here to view the video.

 

Outside Voices

Ford Raises $1B With its First Benchmark 10-Year Bond Since September
(The Detroit News) Ford Motor Co., the second-largest U.S. automaker, raised U.S. $1 billion in its first sale of benchmark 10-year bonds since September. To read the full article, click here.

Ford, Toyota End Hybrid Partnership as Competition Intensifies
(Detroit Free Press) Ford plans to develop its own new rear-wheel-drive hybrid system for pickups and SUVs after a finishing a partnership with Toyota that did not produce a system ready to go into vehicles. To read the full article, click here.

Pickup Sales Help to Boost Chrysler and Ford Sales 11%, GM Sales 16% in July
(Detroit Free Press) All three Detroit-based automakers posted double-digit increases in their July sales as consumers took advantage of readily available car loans in what may be the industry’s best July since 2006. To read the full article, click here.

Europe Sees Bottom of Downturn as Daimler Leads Rebound
(Bloomberg) From German luxury carmaker Daimler AG and French builder Vinci SA to International Business Machines Corp. and 3M Co., global companies say the worst is over for Europe. To read the full article, click here.

 

FERA
Ford Employees Recreation Association (FERA)

Location:
East Concourse (between the cafeteria and auditorium) Ford World Headquarters Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ford Conference Event Center Wednesday (on Village Road across from The Henry Ford)

Desk hours:
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Club Information:
Find a club that's right for you we have 45 Clubs!
If you don't find what you are looking for we can help you organize one!

Fun and Travel FERA Discounts:
Cedar Point Tickets
Kings Island Tickets
Golf Michigan Play Books
Travel Cruises and Resorts

For more FERA information, click to http://www.fera.org/.

 

 

Calendar Ahead
August 10:
Detroit Area Marines Good Friends Golf Scramble

Please contact Dan Duderstadt if you would like to join the Ford VETNG team at Selfridge ANGB (Mt. Clemens, MI).

Check out the DAM website or facebook page for more information about the event.

Directory
Directory Information
Phone numbers and email addresses for important Ford Motor Company contacts can be found on @Ford Online at: http://www.at.ford.com/B2B/Pages/Directory2.aspx.

For benefit questions, please contact the NESC at 1-800-248-4444 or email NESC@ford.com.


Retiree Club Info
Retiree Club Information Now Online

A complete list of retiree club information and group meetings has been relocated to an @Ford Online web page.

Click here to check out the listing of retiree clubs and groups, as well as upcoming meeting dates shared with the Blue Oval Connect team.

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