October 4, 2013

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • Ford September U.S. Sales Outpace Industry, Diverse Portfolio Attracts Buyers
  • Ford F-450 Works to Help Spacecraft Chase Dreams
  • Ford Celebrates Official Opening of First Myanmar Dealership
  • Video Corner: Torch Lighting Ceremony Ignites Annual Fundraising Campaign
  • Outside Voices: (The Detroit News) Ford EV, Hybrid Sales Juiced Up

 



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Ford Blue Oval
Ford September U.S. Sales Outpace Industry, Diverse Portfolio Attracts Buyers

Ford's U.S. vehicle sales outpaced the industry during the month of September and the company was one of the only major automakers to show significant sales gains last month – up 6 percent versus the same time last year.

To read the full article, click here


Ford News
Ford F-450 and plane
Ford F-450 Works to Help Spacecraft Chase Dreams

The Ford F-450 was called into action recently when Sierra Nevada Corporation, a world-class prime systems integrator and electronic systems provider of technology solutions, needed a powerful work vehicle to aid in the testing of its Dream Chaser spacecraft, a high-tech spacecraft that will replace the retired space shuttle orbiters.

To read the full article, click here.

Lincoln
Lincoln Brand Pillars: Quality, Design and Personal Service

Quality, Design and Personal Service are the pillars of the Lincoln brand, and they will be at the heart of all communications going forward – both internal and external – as Lincoln continues its reinvention. These pillars are similar in nature to the Ford brand's Quality, Green, Safe, and Smart pillars.

To read the full article, click here.

Warriors in Pink
Ford Warriors in Pink, 19 Years Strong, Continues as a Symbol of Unity in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Ford Warriors in Pink – the program created by Ford Motor Company to raise awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer – continues its 19-year quest to keep the subject of breast cancer a part of everyday life.

To read the full article, click here.

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Gail Wise and Ford Mustang
Meet Gail Wise, the Woman Believed to Be the World’s First Production Ford Mustang Owner

In 1964, Gail Brown was 22 years old and just starting out in the world. The elementary school teacher, then living with her parents and getting to work with her mother's '57 Ford Fairlane 500 convertible, yearned for a car of her own.

To read the full article, click here.


Global Notes
Myanmar Dealership
Ford Celebrates Official Opening of First Myanmar Dealership

Ford celebrated the grand opening of the first authorized Ford dealership in Myanmar. Located in Yangon, the country's commercial center, the new state-of-the-art facility officially establishes the presence of the Ford brand and global vehicles in the rapidly developing country.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Sollers
Ford Sollers Announces Creation of New R&D Center in Russia

Ford Sollers, the Ford and Sollers joint venture in Russia formed two years ago, has announced the creation of a new research and development center in Russia.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Focus
Ford Introduces the New Focus in Argentina

Ford presented the complete New Focus lineup to the media at an event in Mendoza, Argentina this week. About 230 South American journalists and online influencers will drive the hatch and sedan models at the four-day event in this picturesque area in the foothills of the Andes Mountains.

To read the full article, click here.

Video Corner

Mark Fields
Torch Lighting Ceremony Ignites Annual Fundraising Campaign

Mark Fields joined business and community leaders for the local United Waye chapters' annual torch lighting ceremony.

Click here to view the video.

 

Outside Voices

2015 Ford Super Duty Outperforms Chevy, Ram Competitors in Comparision Tests
(Auto Revolution) To showcase the F-350's power and towing capabilities, Ford has put their new truck against its main US market competitors, the 2013 Ram 3500 and the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. To read the full article, click here.

Ford EV, Hybrid Sales Juiced Up
(The Detroit News) One year ago, Ford officially staked its flag in the U.S. electric vehicle circle when it began to launch three new hybrids and two plug-in hybrids. To read the full article, click here.

New Toyota Corolla Nipped in IIHA Crash Tests
(Detroit Free Press) Toyota's redone Corolla didn't flunk the crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. But it didn't exactly excel either. To read the full article, click here.

Tesla in Talks with Samsung SDI for Battery Supply Deal
(Automotive News) Tesla may name South Korean battery producer Samsung SDI Co. as an additional supplier as the California electric vehicle maker tries to add more models and expand. 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
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Retiree Club Info
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