July 26, 2013

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • Ford Positive Momentum Continues Through Second Quarter
  • 150th Anniversary of Henry Ford's Birth Declared 'Henry Ford Day' by Michigan Legislature; Celebrated with Community Event
  • Go Further: Ford/UAW Come to Aid of Wounded Vet
  • Video Snack: Lane-Keeping Settings
  • Outside Voices: (Detroit Free Press) A Chat With Raj Nair, Ford's Product Chief



@Ford North America
@Ford Connecting North America

The latest issue of @Ford for North America is out now featuring Henry Ford 150, Ford F-150 Tremor debut, quality update, Ford's growth in U.S. market share and more.

Click here to view the electronic version of the magazine.

Summer Sales
Get Spectacular Summer Savings Now!

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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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's 150th
Celebrate Henry Ford's 150th

Come to the Henry Ford Estate in Dearborn, Mich., to celebrate the life and legacy of an American icon. On Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the estate will host an event that includes live music, a farmer's market, European-style biergarten, historic vehicles and much more. Admission is free.

For more information, go to www.henryford150.com or call 313.884.4222.

Top Stories
Blue Oval
Ford Positive Momentum Continues Through Second Quarter

"So how are you? Did you get a chance to look at the earnings?," said Alan Mulally, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company, as he began the second quarter Town Hall meeting for Ford employees in the auditorium at World Headquarters.

To read the full article, click here.

150th Anniversary of Henry Ford's Birth Declared 'Henry Ford Day' by Michigan Legislature; Celebrated with Community Event

The enduring impact of Henry Ford and the 150th anniversary of his birth will be celebrated with the declaration of 'Henry Ford Day' by the state of Michigan, a community-wide event and official transfer of ownership of the home of Henry and Clara Ford.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford News

Blue Oval
Growth in Super Segment, Coasts Boost Profits while Quality Remains Priority

"It's a great day for Ford Motor Company," said Joe Hinrichs, president, The Americas, during the second quarter Americas Business Review for management leaders in the auditorium at World Headquarters.

To read the full article, click here.

Collectable wrenches
Collectable Corner: Tools of the Trade

This week we're talking shop, and by "shop" we mean tools. A pair of Ford logoed wrenches which may have been included with the purchase of certain models and a set of precision gauge blocks designed and manufactured by C.E. Johansson top our list of featured items for the week.

To read the full article, click here.

Barb Samardzich Speaks to FREE Retiree Group

Barb Samardzich, vice president, product development, Ford of Europe, was this month's speaker at the Ford Retired Engineering Executives (FREE) club meeting, where she updated the members on Europe's present economic status and the plan for regaining profitable growth in the region.

To read the full article, click here.

Go Further
Justin Reynolds
Go Further: Ford/UAW Come to Aid of Wounded Vet

Ever since he was a little boy, Justin Reynolds, a Shawnee High School graduate, knew that he wanted to be a soldier and fight for our country. Today, Marine Lance Corporal Reynolds is a living symbol of the sacrifices made by troops during the heat of war.

To read the full article, click here

Global Notes
Henry Ford Anniversary Tour Visits Stolberg Castle

Ford of Germany employees are embarking on a marathon road trip to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford. In the penultimate leg of this fascinating journey Michael Krieger and Andreas Kirsch visited historic Stolberg castle in a 1978 Ford Fiesta and its modern-day counterpart.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Russia with JATO award
Ford Wins JATO CO2 Award In Russia

Ford has won the JATO CO2 award for having the lowest CO2 emission fleet among all automotive brands in Russia in 2012.

To read the full article, click here.

Blue Oval
Ford Steps Up as First Automaker to Join Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program in India

Ford is taking another major step toward helping stabilize carbon dioxide emissions globally, becoming the first automaker to join a voluntary greenhouse gas reporting program recently established in India.

To read the full article, click here.

Video Corner

Memory Seats
Video Snack: Lane-Keeping Settings

Learn how to program the Lane-Keep System on your 2013 Ford vehicle.

Click here to view the video.


Outside Voices

A Chat With Raj Nair, Ford's Product Chief
(Detroit Free Press) Raj Nair oversees 20,000 engineers around the world, half of them in the U.S., who are working on and launching new vehicles. To read the full article, click here.

Best Surprise Ever! Son Buys Back His Dad's Long-Lost Mustang, Driving Him to Tears
(New York Daily News) There's nothing quite like a long-lost love...even when it happens to be a green muscle car. To read the full article, click here.

Toyota Set to Retain Title of World's Top Automaker for First Half
(Automotive News) Toyota looked set to retain its title as the world's top-selling carmaker in the first half of this year, company figures showed this week, outpacing General Motors and Volkswagen as it boosted overseas sales to a record high. To read the full article, click here.

Vehicles' Technology Out of Sync With Drivers' Devices
(The Detroit News) Automakers are attacking in-dash technology in a piecemeal way that could take years to sort out. To read the full article, click here.

Electric Cars Finally Come Into Their Own
(The Detroit News) The auto industry has danced around the idea of electric cars for more than a century. To read the full article, click here.


Ford Employees Recreation Association (FERA)

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 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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