August 30, 2013

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • 1,400 New Ford Employees Kick Off U.S. Production of Fusion to Meet Surging Customer Demand
  • New 2014 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew Delivers Extra Space and Value; STX Sport Package Adds Style
  • Ford S-MAX Concept Evolves Unique White Space Appeal with Beautifully Crafted Design and Smart Technology
  • Video Snack: AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control
  • Outside Voices: (MLive)Ford Celebrates News Employess, U.S. Fusion Production With MSNBC's 'Morning Joe'

 



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 Final Days

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Henry Ford 150th

Ford Fusion
1,400 New Ford Employees Kick Off U.S. Production of Fusion to Meet Surging Customer Demand

Supported by 1,400 new employees, the new Ford Fusion rolled off the line at Flat Rock Assembly Plant this week, marking the first time the popular car has been built in the United States.

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Blue Oval
Ford Appoints Jim Benintende to Lead Operations in Middle East and Africa

Ford Motor Co. announced the appointment of Jim Benintende to the newly-created position of president, Ford Middle East and Africa.

To read the full article, click here

Ford News
Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew
New 2014 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew Delivers Extra Space and Value; STX Sport Package Adds Style

Ford, America's truck leader, adds the 2014 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew and STX Sport Package to its lineup, offering entry-level and value-oriented truck customers capable, roomy and stylish new options.

To read the full article, click here.

Billboard on wheels
Ford Helps Businesses Design Ultimate 'Billboard on Wheels' Through New Custom Graphics Tool

Entrepreneurs and businesses that want to develop the ultimate "billboard on wheels" now have access to Ford's redesigned custom vehicle graphics site, www.fordcommercialgraphics.com.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Mustang
The First Generation Ford Mustang – From Sketch to Production

In early 1961 a group of Ford engineers, designers, product planners, marketers and executives began a series of off-site meetings at the Fairlane Inn in Dearborn, Mich.

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The Fordor
Collectable Corner: Ad-Art

Since the earliest days of Ford Motor Company, advertising has been a part of our story.

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Global Notes
Ford S-MAX
Ford S-MAX Concept Evolves Unique White Space Appeal with Beautifully Crafted Design and Smart Technology

Ford revealed the new Ford S-MAX Concept, a new sport activity vehicle that takes the style-without-compromise ethos of the popular current S-MAX to new levels with a sharper design, advanced technology and premium craftsmanship.

To read the full article, click here.

RMA Academy
First Myanmar Ford Vehicle Technicians Return from RMA Academy Training in Thailand

Since the announcement of Ford representation in Myanmar in April, dealership technicians, sales and service employees have begun receiving training resources and developing their technical expertise.

To read the full article, click here.

E&G Dealers
E&G Dealers Mark 110th Year of Ford 'Putting the World on Wheels'

Iconic Ford images were on display as dealers across Export and Growth's Asia-Pacific region created Ford Heritage Month to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the founding of Ford Motor Company and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford.

To read the full article, click here.

Video Corner

AdvanceTrac
Video Snack: AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control

Learn how AdvanceTrac works and how to use it.

Click here to view the video.

 

Outside Voices
Ford Celebrates News Employess, U.S. Fusion Production With MSNBC's 'Morning Joe'
(MLive) Ford Motor Co. celebrated the arrival of 1,400 new employees and the first domestic production of its popular Ford Fusion midsize sedan in Michigan. To read the full article, click here.

102-Year-Old Man Buys New Ford Truck
(Detroit Free Press) Floyd Pullin of Confluence, Pa., loves his Ford pickup trucks that he just bought another — at 102 years of age. To read the full article, click here.

GM Outlook Upgraded to Positive by Fitch Ratings
(The Detroit News) Fitch Ratings on Thursday said it has upgraded General Motors Co. to a positive outlook from stable and indicated it could upgrade the automaker's issuer default ratings within the next two years if it is able to grow its margins in North America and improve its performance in Europe. To read the full article, click here.

Next Prius Will Cost Less, Get Better Fuel Economy, Toyota Engineer Says
(Automotive News) The next Toyota Prius will get "significantly better fuel economy in a more compact package that is lighter weight and lower cost," the Prius program's chief engineer said. 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/.

 

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

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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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