September 20, 2013

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • Investment Gives Oakville Assembly a Bright Future
  • New Ford Special Service Police Sedan with 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Expected to Achieve Best-in-Class Fuel Efficiency
  • Ford Honored at National Apprenticeship Awards
  • Video Corner: Ford Builds Two Millionth EcoBoost Engine
  • Outside Voices: (The Topeka Capital-Journal) President Obama to Visit Ford Plant in Kansas City

 



Heads Up - Drive Program Registration Coming Soon

This year, we've continued to grow the Ford brand in the U.S. with the help of more new products and powertrains, including the Ford Fiesta ST and upcoming Ford Transit Connect Wagon.

We look forward to sharing our exciting lineup with you at the track.

Watch for your invite to register in next week's Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing.


Grand Reopening of myfordbenefits.com

Your 24/7 resource for Ford benefits information and transactions is being upgraded!

On Sept. 16, significant updates were launched on myfordbenefits.com, including the look of the site, enhanced functionality and navigation features, and additional security upon your initial login. With more than 250,000 hits and 25,000 transactions performed by participants each month, the website continues to be the source for self-service benefits information and transactions.

Stay connected to your benefits on myfordbenefits.com.

To read the full article, click here.


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Disclaimer:
1When properly equipped. Class is Full-size pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR.
2When properly equipped. Class is Full-size pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR.
3Based on Ford drive-cycle tests of comparably equipped 2011/2012 Ford and 2011/2012 competitive models. Class is full-size pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR.



Henry Ford 150th

Leadership Team at OAP
Investment Gives Oakville Assembly a Bright Future

Ford, Canada's top-selling automaker, is investing C$700 million at its Oakville Assembly plant, solidifying Ford's commitment to Canadian manufacturing and securing 2,800 jobs.

To read the full article, click here

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Ford News
Blue Oval
New Ford Special Service Police Sedan with 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Expected to Achieve Best-in-Class Fuel Efficiency

At the request of law enforcement agencies looking to reduce fuel costs, Ford is launching a non-pursuit-rated "special service police" sedan using the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine that produces 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque.

To read the full article, click here.

North America Leadership Team
Ford's North American Leadership Team Goes Further during Global Week of Caring

Each year, Ford participates in a Global Week of Caring where employees have the unique opportunity to step up and go further by making a difference in communities around the globe.

To read the full article, click here.

Carroll Shelby
Carroll Shelby: King of the Road

For nearly 50 years, the name Shelby has been synonymous with high-performance Ford Mustangs. When Mustang first hit the streets in April 1964, it was stylish, affordable and fun to drive.

To read the full article, click here.


Sub-assemblies
Moving Assembly Line Heritage Series: Preparation

Leading up to the initial use of Ford's moving assembly line, which took place on Oct. 7, 1913, teams of engineers first tried to perfect the art of timing to guarantee a consistent flow of parts and sub-assemblies to the main assembly line.

To read the full article, click here.


Global Notes
National Apprenticeship Award
Ford Honored at National Apprenticeship Awards

Ford and its national dealer network have been announced as the South East of England regional winner for the Macro Employer of the Year category in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2013.

To read the full article, click here.

Indonesia International Motor Show
Ford Supports Smart Vehicle Mobility at the Indonesia International Motor Show

Anticipating the rapid growth of vehicles occupying the streets across Indonesia, the auto industry players are increasingly looking at introducing more innovative technologies to the country that will help reduce vehicle fuel consumption and lower emissions.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Fiesta
Ford Argentina Launches New Fiesta

Ford introduced the new generation of the Fiesta Kinetic Design to Argentine automotive media in Buenos Aires. The new version sets a new standard of design, safety and connectivity in its segment.

To read the full article, click here.

Video Corner

EcoBoost line
Ford Builds Two Millionth EcoBoost Engine

Ford celebrates a manufacturing milestone for its fuel-saving EcoBoost engines.

Click here to view the video.

 

Outside Voices
President Obama to Visit Ford Plant in Kansas City
(The Topeka Capital-Journal) President Barack Obama will stop at the Ford Motor Company's Kansas City Assembly Plant as he highlights economic bounceback. To read the full article, click here.

U.S. Closer to Ending GM Ownership
(Detroit Free Press) The U.S. Treasury Department has slashed its stake in General Motors to 7.3 percent, putting the government within months of ending its direct ownership of the automaker. To read the full article, click here.

Volkswagen Plans to go Totally Turbo in 3-4 Years
(The Detroit News) A Volkswagen AG executive said Tuesday that the automaker will phase out conventional gas engines in three or four years in favor of more powerful and fuel-efficient turbocharged gas and diesel powertrains. To read the full article, click here.

Suppliers Dig Deep for Nuggets of Data to Speed Efficiency
(Automotive News) Stamping press operators at private fastener supplier AlphaUSA enter production flow data up to 30 times per shift. 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

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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