July 11, 2014

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • Ford Motor Company Declares Third Quarter Dividend
  • Bill Ford on the Future of Transportation: We Can't Simply Sell More Cars
  • Stephen Odell Calls for Action to Safeguard Jobs, Promote Economic Growth, and Increase Competitiveness in Europe
  • Outside Voices: (The Detroit News) Ford Creating $1M scholarship Fund to Honor Retired CEO Mulally


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Top Stories
Blue Oval
Ford Motor Company Declares Third Quarter Dividend

The Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company declared a third quarter dividend of $0.125 per share on the company's outstanding Class B and common stock.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford News

Bill Ford
Bill Ford on the Future of Transportation: We Can't Simply Sell More Cars

As the Wall Street Journal celebrates 125 years of delivering news coverage, company chairman Bill Ford took the honor of representing Ford and the wider automotive community by writing a piece on the future of mobility.

To read the full article, click here.

Railcar
Going Further with Railcar Innovation Helps Ford Deliver Transit Vans

Six years ago when the Transit vehicle program was still in its infancy, the North American Vehicle Logistics team was already hard at work contemplating how they were going to ship the vehicle from the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri, to dealerships throughout North America.

To read the full article, click here.

Back Seat
The Business of the Back Seat

With companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, the business of ridesharing has taken off. Ridesharing has started to chip away at the industry and conventional approaches to taxi, limo and chauffeur services leading to a thriving business of the backseat.

To read the full article, click here.

 
Global Notes
Odell
Stephen Odell Calls for Action to Safeguard Jobs, Promote Economic Growth, and Increase Competitiveness in Europe

Stephen Odell, executive vice president and president of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Ford, is sending an open letter to political decision-makers and other key stakeholders across the European Union calling for concerted action to safeguard jobs, promote economic growth, and increase competitiveness.

To read the full article, click here.

Escape
Ford China First-Half Sales Accelerate Past the Half-Million Mark, Up 35 Percent from Last Year

Ford China raced to a record first half, with 549,256 vehicles sold in the first six months of 2014, up 35 percent compared to 407,474 sold during the same period last year.

To read the full article, click here

 

Outside Voices
Ford Creating $1M scholarship Fund to Honor Retired CEO Mulally
(The Detroit News) Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it's creating a $1 million scholarship fund to honor recently-retired CEO Alan Mulally. To read the full article, click here.

Lincoln's Big-volume Strategy to Start Small with New MKC Crossover
(Detroit Free Press) Lincoln is not pinning its revival on a new flagship sedan but expanding its lineup to include its smallest vehicle to date, the MKC compact crossover. To read the full article, click here.

Driver Safety Through LED Technology
(Wards Auto) From electronic systems that prevent accidents by automatic emergency braking to systems that actively monitor the overtired driver to adaptive front lighting, LED-based infrared light sources are being deployed inside and outside the vehicle to increase safety. 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
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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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