Say Goodbye to the V8 Lincoln Navigator
Updated: March 13, 2013 (Autoevolution.com)
Since this is an obvious "No soup for you!" situation, we thought we should start with the good news. Lincoln has confirmed that the full-size Navigator SUV will see another generation. Read Full Story.
Next-Generation Lincoln Navigator Losing V-8, Gaining EcoBoost V-6
Updated: March 13, 2013 (Automotive.com)
Despite the recent Lincoln brand shakeup, rumor has it that the Lincoln Navigator has survived to live to a next generation. However, there’s a twist: Rather than offer a V-8 engine, the next-generation Navigator may come exclusively with Ford’s 3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine. Read Full Story.
City and State Recognize 100 Years of Ford History in Louisville
Updated: March 7, 2013 (@Ford Online)
Ford Motor Company began making Model T’s in its Louisville plant in 1913. Henry Ford himself had just formed the company 10 years earlier. Gas, if you believe what you read on the Internet, was just a few pennies per gallon, not a few dollars per gallon as it is now. Read Full Story.
Profit Sharing for Hourly Employees
Updated: Feb. 4, 2013 (@Ford Online)
Under the provisions of the 2011 UAW-Ford Collective Bargaining Agreement, all eligible hourly employees will receive a Profit Sharing payment on March 14, 2013. Read Full Bulletin.
Ford and UAW Partner to Build Ramps for Disabled in Louisville
Updated: October 31, 2012 (Examiner.com)
It’s not for nothing that Louisville is known as the country’s most compassionate city. Ford Motor Company and UAW Local 862 announced today a $50,000 donation to the Metro United Way for the Wayne Vickers Memorial Wheel Chair Ramp Project in Louisville to build 25 wheelchair ramps for disabled residents across the city. Read Full Story.
Ford and Local UAW 862 to Build Ramps for Disabled
Updated: October 31, 2012 (WHAS11-LOU: ABC)
Includes interview with wheelchair recipient Rhonda Clark, who exclaims "The guys at Ford Motor. I love them to death." View Full Video.
Ford Unveils Trio of Tuned F-Series Trucks [2012 SEMA Show]
Updated: October 22, 2012 (Car and Driver)
Ford continues its piecemeal unveiling of the cars it is sending to this year’s SEMA show with an advanced look at three customized F-series pickups. Read Full Story.
2013 Ford F-Series Super Duty Tows More than Ever
Updated: October 19, 2012 (Autoguide.com)
Towing capacity for the 2013 model year increases to 18,500 lbs — 500 more than the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado HD. Of course, the payload capacity also increased to 7,260 lbs – something the truck owes to its improved brake system. Read Full Story.
Ford Brand Looks To Move Upscale
Updated: September 3, 2012 (Automotive News)
The 2013 model year is crucial for the brand. Two of Ford's three biggest sellers, the Escape crossover and Fusion mid-sized sedan, have been redesigned dramatically. Along with the F-series pickup, these vehicles are the heart of the Ford lineup. Read Full Story.
Ford Keeping Up With Demand
Updated: August 30, 2012 (CNBC)
Mention that consumers are buying the Ford F-250 pickup trucks much more than previously estimated, and although this is more than anticipated, the Ford facilities are keeping up with demand. View Full Video.
Ford Seeking Qualified Hourly Skilled Trades Personnel
Updated: June 1, 2012
At Ford Motor Company, our manufacturing team enables our plants and facilities to produce world-class products for customers around the world. Our employees are the driving force behind our success. Read Full Bulletin.
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Japan (UAW/Ford Joint Letter)
Updated: May 30, 2012
The automotive industry in the U.S. continues to gain strength as investment and jobs in manufacturing are leading the recovery. Each employee has played a critical role and partnerships with the Administration, federal, state and local governments have supported the industry as it returns to profitability. Together we have much to celebrate, but we must also ensure that the manufacturing recovery is not short-lived and has a solid foundation in the years ahead. Read Full Letter.
Investment Grade Bulletin (Ford Corporate)
Updated: May 23, 2012
This afternoon, Moody's Investors Service announced its decision to upgrade Ford Motor Company to Baa3 stable outlook, or investment grade. Read Full Bulletin.
Unveilingof the 2013 Super Duty
Updated: March 9, 2012
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The Ford Super Duty is the on the cover of the inaugural edition of Work Truck Review magazine, a new publication from the editors of Diesel Power. (Follow link for picture)
Ford Escape SUV and Super Duty Pickup Sales Rise
Updated: February 2, 2012
Louisville Courier-Journal, Feb-01-2012 – Sales of the Escape compact sport utility vehicle rose 23.5 percent last month, with 17,259 sold, Ford Motor Co. reported Wednesday.
The outgoing version of the SUV is being replaced at the Louisville Assembly Plant. A redesigned Escape is expected to go into full production in early spring. At that sales pace, about 200,000 vehicles annually, Ford can staff the Fern Valley Road plant on two shifts.
Meanwhile, Super Duty F-Series pickup trucks at the Kentucky Truck Plant also enjoyed a sales increase of 7.5 percent, grouped in the automaker's monthly sales report with the F-150 pickup. Super Duty truck sales are typically one third of all F-Series sales, with January's total volume reported at 38,483.
The new Focus compact sedan continued to provide explosive growth, with sales up 59.8 percent in January, or 14,400 vehicles, compared to January 2010.
"Escape continued its record-setting run," Ford vice president of U.S. marketing Ken Czubay said.
Overall, he added, "Ford saw a ... solid month, with smaller vehicles in high demand.
Factory Tour: Kentucky Truck Plant
Ford, UAW, Louisville Officials Celebrate Investment in the Community
Updated: Jan.16, 2012
We wanted to let you know that Truck Camper Magazine's Ford Kentucky Truck Plant article was just published and is now online (follow link for full story)
Updated: Nov. 7, 2011
Ford is investing U.S. $1.2 billion in Louisville, including the addition of 1,300 new jobs. Mark Fields, president, the Americas, and John Fleming, executive vice president, Manufacturing, met with Governor Steve Beshear, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and UAW leadership to celebrate the investments at the end of last week. (follow link for full story)
Local Little League Team Goes to World Series
Updated: Oct. 28, 2011
In the month of August, three Kentucky Truck employees sacrificed their hard earned vacation time in order to make 10 young boys' dreams come true. Coaches Wayne McKinney, son Nick, Chuck Lowry, son Justin, along with parent Denny Faith, son Travis, led the North Oldham Little League team to the World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (follow link for full story)
Ford 3Q Financial Results Posted
Updated: Oct. 26, 2011
Ford earns $1.6 billion net income in third quarter 2011; continues building foundation for global growth. (follow link for full story)
Communication Coach Experiences a Week on the Line
Updated: Sept. 20, 2011
Stop and think for a second. If you’re like the majority of Americans, you drive everywhere you go. Have you ever stopped to look at your car? I mean, really look at it, past seeing if it was clean or checking the oil? There’s probably a good chance that you haven’t. For those of us in the auto industry, we probably think about it a little bit more than the average driver. Yet, there are those that look at a vehicle even closer. The people who build vehicles for a living. Ford employs thousands of workers and they are the backbone of this company. Without them, the assembly lines would come screeching to a halt and the Ford vehicles that we love would no longer be available. So we know these workers are important to the company and the overall auto industry. But how much do we as consumers or even Ford employees really know and understand what they do? (follow link for full story)