March 21, 2014

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • Ford Motor Company Recognized Among World's Most Ethical Companies
  • Ford Honors World Water Day through Daily Conservation, Long Term Strategies
  • Ford Builds 250,000th Engine in Romania
  • Outside Voices: (Detroit Free Press) Ford's High-Tech Crash Tests Help Meet Worldwide Safety Standards


Announcements

Please Attend Our Annual Employee Auto Show Experience Where We Bring the Show to You!

2014 is an exciting year for all of us as we introduce a record number of vehicles and powertrains – including the Ford F-150, Ford Mustang and Lincoln MKC. In fact, we're launching 16 new vehicles in North America this year, triple the number of new products from last year.

We are again providing the opportunity to see and learn about all of our new production and concept vehicles. There will be product experts on hand to answer questions and you will be able to experience some of our key auto show displays, including the very visual automated Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle, the Ford Focus ST simulator and a series of 4-D interactive games tied to the Ford Fiesta, Focus, Escape and Explorer.

Auto Show Experience details:
WHEN: Saturday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHAT: Experience Our Newest Vehicles
WHERE: PDC Showroom

  • Vehicles Included: 2015 F-150, 2015 Mustang, Ford Edge Concept, 2014 Transit Connect Wagon, 2015 Lincoln Navigator and more
  • Displays Included: Automated Fusion Hybrid, Focus ST simulator, 4-D mobile interactive games and a Need for Speed gaming station
HOW: You may bring a total of four people including yourself. Click the link below to register:
https://www.fcs.ford.com/en/registration/2014/ase/

Questions?
For general questions, send email to: Go Further

NOTE: On registration days there is a heavy demand on our servers, you may experience slower load times. Please try several times. If issues persist, please email gofurthr@ford.com

Also, if you do not receive a confirmation email within 48 hours, please contact us at gofurthr@ford.com. No confirmation is an indication that you are NOT registered for the event.



Calling All Mustang Owners – We Need Your Help

To celebrate Mustang's 50 Years on April 17, we want to have one Mustang from every year to help make the day a big success.

If you own a Ford Mustang, and want to display it in our Employee Mustang Show on April 17th in the front of World Headquarters – click here to email us, answer the questions and send us a photo.

We are still missing some years. So if you have a Mustang from 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1992 or 2002 – let us know! We want you to be a part!!

Everyone who participates will receive a special memento to commemorate the day.


Top Stories
Ethisphere
Ford Motor Company Recognized Among World's Most Ethical Companies

For the fifth consecutive year, Ford has been recognized as one of the world's most ethical companies by Ethisphere Institute, a leading think tank dedicated to the advancement of best practices in business ethics, social responsibility, anticorruption and sustainability.

To read the full article, click here.

Mustang Memories Countdown
Mustang Memories Countdown

As we get closer to the 50 years celebration of Ford Mustang, @Ford had the opportunity to sit down and chat with employees, club members and retirees about their memories around the iconic pony car.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford News

Water Day
Ford Honors World Water Day through Daily Conservation, Long Term Strategies

Water conservation is a popular topic today. From being concerned about the lack of water in drought-stricken regions to reminding the kids to turn off the water while they brush their teeth, personal consciousness of water as a valuable resource is growing.

To read the full article, click here.

F-150 LED Headlamps
New Ford F-150 – First Truck to Offer Tougher, Brighter, More Efficient LED Headlamps

When the assignment is to reinvent the Ford F-150 while maintaining its heritage of being Built Ford Tough, even the headlamps matter.

To read the full article, click here.

Electric Vehicle Charging Network
Ford, GE WattStation Chargers Support Employee Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Ford Motor Company in conjunction with GE, will supply vehicle charging stations at Ford facilities nationwide, beginning with facilities in and around its headquarters.

To read the full article, click here.


 
Global Notes
250,000th Engine
Ford Builds 250,000th Engine in Romania

Ford has built its 250,000th engine at the company's manufacturing facility in Craiova, Romania, less than two years after production began.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Ranger
Ford Philippines Delivers Best-Ever February Performance

On March 10, Ford Philippines announced its best-ever sales for the month of February with overall retail sales rising 48 percent year-over-year to 1,277 units.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Vietnam
Ford Vietnam Wins Golden Dragon Award for the 12th Time

Ford Vietnam was awarded the Golden Dragon Award for the 12th consecutive year. Held under the theme of 'Green Business,'this year's Golden Dragon Awards are especially meaningful to Ford Vietnam.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Video Corner

Pothole
Lincoln MKZ Mitigates Pothole Damage with CCD: Where's the Worst Pothole on Your Commute?

Lincoln Drive Control can help moderate pothole damage through continuously controlled damping (CCD).

Click here to view the video and share.

 

Outside Voices
Ford's High-Tech Crash Tests Help Meet Worldwide Safety Standards
(Detroit Free Press) It takes massive computing power, expensive dummies and about 600 full-scale crash tests a year to ensure Ford and Lincoln vehicles meet safety standards for every market in the world. To read the full article, click here.

Ford's Fields 'Pleased' with United Way Campaign Progress
(The Detroit News) Ford COO Mark Fields, who is chairman of this year's Southeastern Michigan United Way campaign, said he is pleased with the organization's progress toward its U.S. $40 million fundraising goal, especially after the city of Detroit's bankruptcy filing. To read the full article, click here.

Bently Will Try, Try Again with SUV
(USA Today) For Bentley Motors, it's a case of try, try again. The super-luxe brand is showing off a hint of the latest incarnation of the SUV it plans to build. To read the full article, click here.

Bozzella, Ex-U.S. Auto Exec Named CEO of Global Automakers
(Automotive News) International automakers have a new top lobbyist in Washington: John Bozzella, an auto industry veteran who helped to marshal support for Chrysler’s government bailout before leaving the company in 2009. 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

**NEW UPDATES**

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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