October 11, 2013

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • Ford Motor Company Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend
  • Ford Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the Moving Assembly Line with New Goals for Advanced, Flexible Manufacturing
  • Ford Manufacturing Leadership Celebrate 100 Years of Innovation
  • Video Corner: Motor City: A Rich History
  • Outside Voices: (The Detroit News) Ford's Lincoln Brand on Track for 2013 China Debut

 



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Henry Ford 150th

Ford Blue Oval
Ford Motor Company Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend

The Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company declared a fourth quarter dividend of U.S. $0.10 per share on the company's outstanding Class B and common stock.

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Ford Assembly Line
Ford Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the Moving Assembly Line with New Goals for Advanced, Flexible Manufacturing

Earlier this week marked the 100th anniversary of the moving assembly line invented by Ford Motor Company under the leadership of Henry Ford, the company is building on its legacy of innovation by expanding advanced manufacturing capabilities and introducing groundbreaking technologies that could revolutionize mass production for decades to come.

To read the full article, click here


Ford News
Paul Mascarenas
Ford Manufacturing Leadership Celebrate 100 Years of Innovation

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the moving assembly line, senior manufacturing leadership gathered at Michigan Assembly Plant to remind staff and media of the important role that bold innovation has played, and will continue to play, in the progression of Ford.

To read the full article, click here.

Lincoln
Lincoln Luxury Uncovered Ad Campaign Launched

The Lincoln Motor Company is launched a new ad campaign – Luxury Uncovered.

Capitalizing on the building momentum of MKZ with the best September sales ever and five out of six record sales months, the campaign will be nameplate centric featuring the MKZ gas and hybrid models.

To read the full article, click here.

North America Leadership Team
President of The Americas Shares His Thoughts on the Importance of the United Way Mission

The United Way has been touching lives in communities throughout America for more than 125 years, and I’d like to share a story about how the United Way has impacted me.

To read the full article, click here.


Millionth Mustang
Capt. Stanley Tucker and His Ford Mustangs, Numbers 1 and 1 Million

By the time the 1965 Ford Mustang officially went on sale on April 17, 1964, it had been rolling off the assembly line at the Rouge factory in Dearborn, Mich., for about five weeks.

To read the full article, click here.


Global Notes
Ford Focus
Ford of Germany Outperforms Market in September

Growth in new car and commercial vehicle registrations, plus increased demand from private customers saw Ford outperform the German market in September.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Mondeo
Ford China Sales Up 51 Percent in First Three Quarters; Year-to-Date Sales Exceed 600,000 Units

Ford China's sales soared with 647,849 wholesale units sold in the first three quarters, an increase of 51 percent compared to the same period last year.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford team with J.D. Power award
Ford Tops the 2013 J.D. Power Sales Satisfaction Survey

Ford Philippines topped the recent 2013 J.D. Power Asia Pacific Sales Satisfaction Index Study for the Philippines, helping to highlight the company's commitment to provide an unmatched customer experience across its expanding network of nationwide Ford dealerships.

To read the full article, click here.

Video Corner

Ford Mustang
Motor City: A Rich History

For more than a century, the automobile and the city of Detroit have grown up together, each influencing the other.

Click here to view the video.

 

Outside Voices

Ford's Lincoln Brand on Track for 2013 China Debut
(The Detroit News) Ford remains on track to bring its Lincoln luxury brand to China by the end of 2014. To read the full article, click here.

Chrysler Confirms $1.2 Billion Investment in Mexico
(M Live) Chrysler Group LLC is investing about U.S. $1.25 billion in two facilities in Mexico. To read the full article, click here.

Jeep Cherokee's Nine-Speed Transmission Outguns its Radical New Look
(Detroit Free Press) Like the original, the new Jeep Cherokee can take the kids to school in the morning and climb steep rutted roads in the afternoon. To read the full article, click here.

The Changing Landscape of Global Autos
(Forbes) What a difference 20 years makes. In 1993, China's auto industry was producing less than 1 million vehicles per year and there were no Chinese passenger carmakers. 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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