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Here you will find information about the people and products that make the Ohio Assembly Plant great.
Look for updates regularly.
Congratulations to the following employees who have been recognized from various departments across the plant:
John Rieter of Westport Logistics was recognized for acting quickly to modify trim kit racks when one of our people identified a quick and cost effective fix to a safety, quality and delivery issue. John's team reworked 75 racks in less than two weeks.
Tom Laurenti was recognized for maintaining the east pad and monroe pad. He dispositions the units for repair and movement through the 400 building
Myrle Sheldon was recognized for his efforts to proactively identify safe work conditions on his right front door hang operation on the metal lines.
Chris Stempowski from the Paint Department was also recognized for his actions!
Thanks and congrats to everyone!
JDRF Fundraising Update:
Our JDRF Gate Collections raised $1,212.19 and a total of $6, 918.19 was donated to JDRF from all Ohio Assembly Plant fundraising efforts. Thanks to all who volunteered and donated. We appreciate your continued support each and every year.
OHAP's Angel Tree Intiaitve
Each year, members of UAW Local 2000 and employees of Ford's Ohio Assembly have made sure that many of those in need have a present to open during the holiday season
For more than 15 years, our employees have particpated in this program and ensured that a child's Christmas will be a bit brighter. This year, over 200 children will wake up Christmas morning with a gift thanks to to the thoughfulness of our workforce.
Please check out the December 18th, 2012 edition of the Chronicle-Telegram to see the paper's coverage of our plant's support.
Thank you again for your continued support and generosity.
Each year, Ford recognizes Veterans Day as a special holiday to say thanks to those who have served the United States at home and abroad.
On November 14th and 15th of this year, the Veteran’s Committee of UAW Local 2000 gave special gifts to all it’s membership in special remembrance of this important holiday.
Additionally, Veterans also received an item of appreciation for their service to our Country.
Tim Rowe, Chairman, UAW Local 2000, said, “I am glad we were able to put this together for our Vets. They have done so much and sacrificed so much defending our Country and our beliefs around the world. I believe this is the least we could do – and I personally thank them for all they have done.”
While Veteran's Day has passed, don't forget to thank someone you know who has served this great Country and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
OHAP personnel announcements
Mary Ellen Rosenberger, Quality Manager, has voluntarily elected to participate in Ford Motor Company's Phased Retirement Program.
Mary will work a reduced schedule beginning on June 1 and support the transition of the quality manager position and the upcoming launch.
She will continue to be a valuable resource for the OHAP assembly team, sharing her quality manufacturing expertise until her effective retirement date of December, 2013.
Please provide Mary with your full support during this transition.
Effective May 1, Keisha Hanks has been promoted to Quality Area Manager at OHAP, replacing Mary Ellen Rosenberger. Keisha is coming to OHAP from Dearborn Truck where she is currently a body team manager and lean supplier optimization. During her 16+ years with Ford Motor Company, Keisha has worked as a superintendent in the final and pre-delivery departments, engineering manager and launch manager at the Michigan Truck Plant. Welcome Keisha!
Effective June 1, Jeff Koski, OHAP Final Area Manager, has been appointed Final Area Manager, Kansas City Assembly Plant. He will be returning to KCAP where he previously was launch manager, body area manager and final area manager for the Escape.
Jeff started at OHAP in 1992 as an hourly employee before making the transition to production supervision. He moved on to the St. Thomas Assembly Plant in 2000 as a final superintendent production manager before going to KCAP and returning to OHAP in 2008 as an area manager body and final.
Please join us in thanking Jeff for his contributions to Ohio Assembly. We wish him the best in his new assignment!
Ford announces 1Q2013 Financial Earnings
Ford announces 3Q 2012 Financial Earnings
Ford is seeking qualified hourly skilled trades personnel for various manufacturing locations including the Chicago area and Southeast Michigan.
OHAP personnel announcements
Sr. Process Coach Marco Sansotta has been promoted to Team Manager, MAP Final Assembly, effective March 1. Sansotta began his career with FMC as an hourly employee and has served as a team leader and hourly launch leader before his transition to production supervisor in 1998. He has worked at both the Lorain and Ohio Assembly Plants performing supervisor positions in Villager body, Quality/CAL and final Assembly before his most recent promotion. Congrats Marco!
Karen Mills has been appointed Body Area Manager at OHAP effective March 1. Karen has held numerous manufacturing leadership positions within Vehicle Operations. Recent roles include Assembly Area Manager at Woodhaven Stamping, Lean Manufacturing Manager at Dearborn Diversified, Paint Manager at Wixom Assembly and Body Area Manager at Twin Cities Assembly. Congrats Karen!
OHAP Body Shop – Highlight on Clark Crawford – Weld Engineer
Improvement in Quality and Flow is the hallmark of the Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) at the Ohio Assembly Plant. Clark Crawford, Weld Engineer in the Body Shop, along with a group of Body Shop Under Body Electricians (Mike Lowis, Gary Kolarik and Pipefitter Dave Farmer) take the CIP process to heart.
Ford's New Brand Promise
Across the globe, Ford Motor Company employees have been working together to live by the One Ford plan. Now, Ford is taking that initiative to the next level with Go Further – a global brand promise that puts a voice behind One Ford and communicates the characteristics that distinguish Ford from other automakers.
New Product Announcment at OHAP
While OHAP has had its challenges over the past few years, a new product announcement has secured our plant’s long-term future. Ford's Vice North American Vice President for Manufacturing, Jim Tetreault, and Ohio Governor John Kasich were on hand at OHAP recently to announce the new product.
Join OHAP on Facebook
Recently, a Facebook group has been established for the employees here at the Ohio Assembly Plant. We invite all employees, hourly and salary, to join in on the conversation.
click here for more info on how to join us...
OHAP and Local Schools Partner to Celebrate Earth Day 2011
On Friday, April 22, people across the globe joined together in observing Earth Day. To help celebrate this occasion, OHAP partnered with local schools to show its support for protecting the environment. click here to read the full story...
Click here for pictures of the day
Click here to see a short clip about the contest
OHAP Supervisor Rescues Man from Blaze
Doug Doss’ ride home is usually an uneventful one. But on March 26th, Doss found himself coming to another man's rescue as he left the Ohio Assembly Plant.
click here to read the full story...
Ergo Day Serves Multiple Purposes
A few weeks ago, several salary employees from OHAP had the opportunity to work on the production line as operators. At OHAP, the goal of Ergo Day is to get volunteers from each department to work on the line for an entire shift. click here to read the full story...
|Faces of Safety: Slips, Trips and Falls
Jeff Pease, machine leader/coordinator, Livonia Transmission Plant, shares his story in this video - click here
Events at OHAP
**OHAP Plant Production Update!
Listed below is the plant's Friday production plan as contained in the official company operating plan:
Friday, 4/12/13: scheduled up to 10 hours on both shifts
Friday, 4/19/13: scheduled up to 10 hours on both shifts
Friday, 4/26/13: scheduled up to 10 hours on both shifts
Friday, 5/3/13: scheduled up to 10 hours on both shifts
Friday, 5/10/13: scheduled up to 10 hours on both shifts
**Please Remember: as always, that all tentative schedules are subject to change.
Send us your calendar or event updates each month to OHAPtalk@ford.com
City: Avon Lake
Current Products: Econoline E-Series
Year Opened: 1974
Product History: Econoline E-Series; Mercury Villager, Nissan Quest, Ford Escape, and Mercury Mariner