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June Milestone Anniversaries
Throughout the month of June, several individuals will celebrate milestone anniversaries. We'd like to congratulate the following employees for their outstanding work and continued dedication to Ford Sharonville!
Thank you again for your continued dedication to Sharonville Transmission Plant, and for your efforts in making the Ford name a source of pride. We appreciate you!
Employee Recognition Program
The Sharonville Transmission Plant aspires to be the example of Lean Manufacturing excellence for Ford Motor Company, powered by the energy of high performance teamwork. People make the difference. Involvement and teamwork at every level will flawlessly execute the daily work as well as continuously improve bottom-line results. We are driven by process improvements and finding safer, better, faster and less expensive ways of building the best in-class products.
Here at STP, there are several ways to recognize employees. Remember to talk with your supervisor if you'd like to recognize an individual or a team of individuals for outstanding performance.
2013 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Updated: May 1, 2013
Ford Sharonville is a proud supporter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and this year’s fundraising festivities are in full swing! Please join in the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Race for the Cure. The Race will be held Saturday, September 14, in Downtown Cincinnati. For more information and to register online, please follow this link! If you have any questions, contact Anne Leung (ext. 7536).
Registration is not limited to only Ford Sharonville employees – family and friends are encouraged to join our Ford for the Cure team.
JDRF Golf Scramble
Updated: March 7, 2013
The 2013 JDRF Golf Scramble will be help Sunday, April 14 at Crooked Tree Golf Course! The $85 tickets includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, refreshments, steak & chicken dinner, door prizes and more. Click here for more information!
Sharonville Goes Further During the Holidays for Local Community
Updated: December 5, 2012
Each year, during the month of November, Sharonville Transmission Plant (STP) holds a two-day Holiday Gate Collection. This year, the collection generated more than $3,800 – a $1,100 increase over last year! Read Full Story!
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Updated: November 2, 2012
Each year, Sharonville Transmission Plant (STP) helps raise money for Susan G. Komen (SGK) for the Cure – a nonprofit organization raising funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. Read more here!
JDRF Ford Family Fun Fest
Updated: September 17, 2012
On Saturday, September 15 Ford Sharonville hosted its annual Ford Family Fun Fest—a fundraiser that helps raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The day was complete with a record breaking car and truck show— 145 cars/trucks to be exact—and a bike show that was one for the ages! Read more here!
March of Dimes Golf Scramble
Updated: September 12, 2012
The 4th Annual March of Dimes Golf Scramble was held on Sunday, August 26 at Heatherwoode Golf Club in Springboro, OH. Read more here!
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Updated: September 4, 2012
This year’s Race for the Cure will be held Saturday, September 29 in downtown Cincinnati. This 5k walk/run will begin at 9:00 a.m. Click here to register! When asked for team name, use Ford for the Cure.
For more information or to ask questions, please contact Team Captain, Anne Leung (ext. 7536).
Ford Family Fun Fest
Updated: August 27, 2012
It's nearly September and with that, comes the Ford Family Fun Fest! Each year, Sharonville Transmission Plant hosts employees, family members and individuals from around the community for an afternoon of fun! Read more here!
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Updated: August 1, 2012
Each year, our plant helps raise funds and awarness for Susan G. Komen for the Cure - a nonprofit organization dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. To learn more about this year's efforts, simply follow this link!
March of Dimes Golf Scramble
Updated: June 26, 2012
The March of Dimes Golf Scramble will be held Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Heatherwoode Golf Club in Springboro, OH. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and there will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Click here for more information!
March of Dimes Car Raffle
Updated: June 1, 2012
March of Dimes is selling raffle tickets for a 2012 Ford Focus until June 15, 2012. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20. Please see Darrel Gildea, Doug Heichelbech, Kevin Roberts Jr., Debbie Dumm, Ben Moore, or Judy Dolph for tickets. Thank you in advance for your support!
JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
Updated: May 29, 2012
On Saturday, May 19, STP employees and retirees were among several thousand individuals participating in JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes. The 12th annual Walk—which was held at Kings Island in Mason, OH—drew more than 140 Ford Sharonville supporters. Read more here.
March of Dimes - March for Babies
Updated: May 1, 2012
Each year, Sharonville Transmission Plant (STP) participates in March of Dimes—a fundraiser that helps give hope to more than half a million babies born too soon each year. And while efforts to raise money occur year-round, March for Babies—one major way the plant raises money—occurred late last month. Read more here.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Update: April 3, 2012
On Tuesday, March 27, STP kicked-off its fundraising efforts for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), an organization whose mission is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Read more here.
March of Dimes
Updated: March 26, 2012
On March 19, 2012, STP kicked-off its March of Dimes Fundraiser. This fundraiser helps give hope to more than half a million babies born too soon each year. Read more here.
Biggest Loser Challenge - Susan G. Komen for a Cure
Updated: Jan. 26, 2012
As New Year's Eve comes and goes, individuals around the world set goals. From spending more time with family to getting finances in order, people are determined to change their ways. But at Ford Sharonville, employees begin setting their goals in December. Enter, the Biggest Loser Challenge. Read more here!
UAW Local 863 Gives More Than 300 Kids a ChristmasUpdated: Dec. 21, 2011
For more than 20 years, members of UAW Local 863 have been giving the gift of Christmas to area children through Adopt-a-Child, a program that matches impoverished families with individual or group sponsors during the Christmas season. Read more here!
Ford Sharonville Raises Record Total for JDRF
Updated: Nov. 21, 2011
Each year, Ford Sharonville helps raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), an organization whose mission is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Read more here.
Ford Motor Company and Its Dealers Pledge $400,000 for Oklahoma Tornado Relief; Ford Transit Connect DonatedUpdated: May 22, 2013 (@Ford Online)
DEARBORN – As Oklahoma residents struggle to rebuild their lives after this week’s devastating tornadoes, Ford Motor Company and its dealers are donating $400,000 to assist with relief efforts. Ford Motor Company also is donating a Ford Transit Connect van to the American Red Cross for relief services and emergency preparedness education. Read Full Press Release.
Ford Credit Reports First Quarter Pre-tax Profit of $507 Million; Net Income of $364 Million*Updated: April 24, 2013 (Ford Corporate)
DEARBORN, Mich., April 24, 2013 – Ford Motor Credit Company reported a pre-tax profit of $507 million in the first quarter of 2013, compared with $452 million a year earlier. The increase in pre-tax earnings is primarily explained by higher receivables and favorable residual performance, offset partially by lower credit loss reserve reductions. Ford Credit’s net income was $364 million in the first quarter, compared with $295 million in the previous year. Read Full Press Release.
Sharonville Employee Gives Kidney to Save Life of Co-WorkerUpdated: March 18, 2013 (@Ford Online)
SHARONVILLE, Ohio - In July 2011, Angie Elston began feeling ill. Slight symptoms became extreme sickness and Elston was forced to seek help. Her trip to the hospital would uncover shocking news. She was suffering from double kidney failure or end-stage renal disease. The only way to survive was through permanent dialysis or a kidney transplant. Read Full Story.
Ford Dominates 2013 Best Cars for the Money ListUpdated: February 21, 2013 (The Detroit News)
Ford Motor Co. dominated this year's list of best cars for the money from U.S. News & World Report. 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's Souped-up Dividend Could Lure New InvestorsUpdated: January 11, 2013 (Associated Press)
Ford may get a longer look from curious investors after rolling out a more muscular, souped-up dividend on Thursday.
The nation's No. 2 automaker is doubling its quarterly payout to 10 cents, just nine months after paying its first dividend in more than five years. Read Full Story.
Ford Doubles Quarterly Dividend in 2013 First QuarterUpdated: January 10, 2013 (Ford Corporate Bulletin)
DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 10, 2013 – The Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company declared a first-quarter dividend of $0.10 per share on the company’s outstanding Class B and common stock. This is double the level of dividend paid in each quarter of 2012 and consistent with the company’s One Ford goal of delivering profitable growth for all stakeholders. Read Full Bulletin.
10 Years In, Ford's Recycling Program has Diverted 120 Million Pounds of Car Parts
Updated: January 9, 2013 (earth911.com)
This year marks a decade since Ford Motor Co. started an aggressive recycling program to prevent waste from entering landfills. Dubbed the Core Recovery Program, the initiative covers the collection, refurbishing and reprocessing of parts from vehicles that Ford’s dealers across the United State have collected over time from car owners. Read Full Story.
Ford Listed On Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators List, Recognized For Technology DevelopmentUpdated: December 6, 2012 (Auto World News)
Thomson Reuters released their Top 100 Global Innovators list this week, and included Ford Motors for their "technological innovation" according to a company press release. Read Full Story.
Ford Increasing Production in First Quarter Next Year; F-Series Had Best Month Since 2005
Updated: December 3, 2012 (CNBC)
Ford says it is increasing production by 11% in the first quarter of next year. Ford projects it will build 725,000 vehicles in North America this current quarter. Also, Ford had its best month for F-Series sales in November, since 2005. Anchor Jim Cramer says the F-Series is a great vehicle.
Ford Fusion wins 2013 Green Car of the Year award at Los Angeles Auto Show
Updated: November 30, 2012 (Digital Trends)
Ford’s redesigned 2013 Fusion has won praise for its Aston Martin-like styling, but now the four-door from the Blue Oval can add a more substantial accolade to its trophy case. The Fusion was named 2013 Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Thursday. Read Full Story.
Sharonville Employee Helps Give Kids the World
Updated: October 8, 2012 (Sharonville Newsletter: Shifting Gears)
Jim Yaegel, quality coordinator, Sharonville Transmission Plant (STP), is always looking for ways to go further and giving back to the kids is a high priority. Read Full Story.
Black and White Gaining in Popularity Says Ford
Updated: September 19, 2012 (Road & Truck)
In case you hadn’t noticed black wheels have become increasingly popular on sporty cars. My son sprayed the wheels on his Porsche 924S black a couple of years ago. I must admit at first I thought it was a sacrilegious thing to do to genuine Porsche alloy wheels, but had to admit it looked good after he’d done it. Read Full Story.
Ford Boosts Police Interceptor Sedan Performance and Fuel Economy with New 3.7-Liter Ti-VCT Engine
Updated: September 14, 2012 (@Ford Online)
DEARBORN –The new Ford Police Interceptor is getting another boost under the hood with the addition of the 3.7-liter twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) engine, offering law enforcement agencies fuel economy with more power. Read Full Story.
Ford Focus (2012) - The Best-Selling Car in the World
Updated: September 4, 2012 (Car Magazine)
Ford's Focus has overtaken the Toyota Corolla in the sales charts. Unremarkable, you might say? Not when you realise this is the global sales mantle, making the Focus the best-selling car name on the planet in the first half of the year. Read Full Story.
Study sees U.S. auto job losses if Japan joins trade pact (Reuters)
Updated: August 22, 2012
WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - A study released on Tuesday warned the United States could lose 2,600 auto industry jobs and thousands more in the broader economy if Japan is allowed to join a proposed free trade pact at the center of President Barack Obama's trade agenda. Read Full Story.
STP Employee Volunteers His Time as a Financial Educator (@Ford Online)
Updated: June 22, 2012
Although Randy Perry was making a great living in 2006 as a manufacturing technician at Sharonville Transmission Plant (STP), he and his family were still living paycheck to paycheck. Read Full Story.
'Go Further' Brand Messaging is Aimed at Ford's Employees, Too (Forbes)
Updated: June 14, 2012
Ford’s new branding effort has two important audiences: the world of car buyers — and Ford employees. So when the company urges all within hearing to “Go Further,” it’s not just appealing to consumers in America or China to take that extra step and check out a Ford vehicle; and it’s not just promising that new Ford models will exceed their expectations. Read Full Story.
Ford Seeking Qualified Hourly Skilled Trades Personnel
Updated: June 5, 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.
2013 Shelby GT500 at Jay Leno's Garage (Motorward.com)
Updated: May 22, 2012
Finally, Ford is letting the beast out the cage! The motoring press is getting its first taste of the new 662-horsepower Shelby GT500 Mustang, and our favourite celeb Jay Leno is the first to get behind the wheel of this superb vehicle. Read Full Story.
Ford Takes 'Go Further' Branding Seriously (Rushlane.com)
Updated: May 17, 2012
Ford has recently launched their "Go Further" branding for which they plan on investing in their efforts to bring consumers and employees across the globe to understand what this new endeavor is all about. Read Full Story.
Carroll Shelby, Ford Family for More Than Half a Century (@Ford Online)
Updated: May 11, 2012
The following statement is attributable to Edsel B. Ford II, member of the Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company and great-grandson of Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company. Read Full Story.
Ford's Kevin Layden shows off Focus Electric, Fusion Energi on "Jay Leno's Garage" (Video from Jay Leno's Garage)
Updated: May 8, 2012
Ford Director of Electrification Programs & Engineering Kevin Layden shows off the new Focus Electric and Fusion Energi. Watch Full Video.
Why Ford Obscures Its Brand In Asking Buyers To 'Go Further' (Forbes)
Updated: May 7, 2012
Ford has stopped asking American consumers to “Drive One” and instead is exhorting them to “Go Further.” Read Full Story.
The Verge Interview: Ford CEO Alan Mulally (The Verge)
Updated: May 4, 2012
For the second time this year, we had a chance to sit down with Ford CEO Alan Mulally. In the half-hour conversation, we discuss the CEO's time at Boeing as a airplane cockpit engineer, alternative energy sources, and how President Kennedy's focus on space exploration inspired Mulally to work in aerospace technology. You'll also hear Alan's thoughts on how to get jobs back in America, what Ford thinks about environmental responsibility, and how Alan brought the Taurus back to life. Watch Full Interview.
Ford Returned to Investment Grade by Fitch (@Ford Online)
Updated: April 25, 2012
CHICAGO - Fitch Ratings has upgraded the Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) for Ford Motor Company and its Ford Motor Credit Company LLC captive finance subsidiary to 'BBB-' from 'BB+'. The Rating Outlook for both Ford and Ford Credit is Stable. Read Full Story.
Sharonville Transmission Plant Reaches Out to Community (@Ford Online)
Updated: March 14, 2012
SHARONVILLE - When Sharonville Transmission Plant (STP) employees returned to work on Monday, March 5, the agenda was clear: develop a plan to help communities affected by the devastating March 2 tornados. Read Full Story.
Heart Disease Hits Close to Home (Sharonville Newsletter: Shifting Gears)Updated: Feb. 29 2012
January 4, 2011 began as an ordinary day for Otis Andrews, Ford Sharonville Employee Resource Coordinator. As he settled into his day, he received a call from a fellow employee. Read Full Story.
2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (Car And Driver)Updated: Feb. 23, 2012
Before you ask, yes, of course we would have preferred a test drive in the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 instead of a test ride, but if you knew the hoops we had to jump through just . . . Read Full Story
Profit Sharing for Hourly Employees (@Ford Online)
Updated: Feb. 10, 2012
Under the provisions of the 2011 UAW-Ford Collective Bargaining agreement, all eligible hourly employees will receive a final 2011 Profit Sharing payment on March 14, 2012. Read Full Bulletin.
Dennis Messer as Santa Claus (@Ford Online)
Updated: Jan. 10, 2012
Each year, West Chester Township hosts a traditional Christmas Walk: a day full of fun and excitement for the young, and young at heart. And while the day is full of raffles, prizes, free gifts and food, no Christmas celebration would be complete without Santa. Enter, Dennis Messer as Santa Claus. Read Full Story.
Ford Ushers in New Year with Brand Promise (@Ford Online)
Updated: Jan. 2, 2012
For the past four years, Ford Motor Company employees across the globe have been living by the tenets of the One Ford plan, including working together to provide customers with a full portfolio of vehicles that deliver on the four pillars of the Ford brand: Quality, Green, Safe and Smart. Read Full Bulletin.
Shirt Shop for a Cause (Ford Corporate Newsletter)
Updated: Dec. 12, 2011
During the 1980s, inside a broom closet at Ford Sharonville, the Sharonville Shirt Shop was born. And what began as a few clothing items in a small space has become a huge success at this Ohio plant. Read Full Story.
Profit Sharing for Hourly Employees (@Ford Online)
Updated: Nov. 16, 2011
Under the provisions of the 2011 UAW-Ford Collective Bargaining Agreement, all eligible hourly employees will receive an accelerated, partial Profit Sharing payment on Dec. 15, 2011. Read Full Bulletin.
Ford Earns $1.6 Billion Net Income in Third Quarter 2011; Continues Building Foundation for Global Growth (@Ford Online)
Updated: Oct. 26, 2011
This morning, we announced solid third quarter financial results that reflect progress on our One Ford plan and demonstrate that we are well on track to delivering improved pre-tax operating profit and Automotive operating-related cash flow over last year. Read Full Press Release.
Creating Smiles for Kids (Sharonville Newsletter: Shifting Gears)
Updated: Oct. 3, 2011
In 1995, Rodney Ladrigan—Electrician on 3rd shift—and his wife Beth gave birth to beautiful twin girls, Erika and Emily. The girls – who were born five weeks premature – became the focus of Cincinnati's March of Dimes in 2000. Read Full Story.
The Impact of Ford's Powertrain Revolution (@Ford Online)
Updated: Sept. 13, 2011
DEARBORN - In the last five years, Ford has made record investments in engineering and manufacturing new powertrains and other fuel-saving technologies. The company’s continuously expanding lineup gives customers the power of choice to select the vehicle and powertrain that best suits their needs. Read Full Story.
The Whiz Kid Racer (Sharonville Newsletter: Shifting Gears)
Updated: Aug. 31, 2011
Ford Sharonville Senior Engineer, Dave Diehl, is more than a Ford employee - he's a racecar driver. Diehl, who has been with the company more than 25 years, has had a love for racing since the day he was born. Read Full Story.
Top 100 Cars of All Time Leaves Room for Dispute (USA Today)
Updated: Aug. 22, 2011
Another attempt at listing the 100 greatest cars of all time leaves lots of room for disagreement. The Ford Mustang is only No. 15? The 1975 Honda Accord (No. 45) badly outranks the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (No. 78)? At least Edmunds.com 's Inside Line deserves credit for giving it a go. Read Full Story.
Ford F-150 EcoBoost Challenge Kicks Off (Truck Trend)
Updated: Aug. 22, 2011
Ford kicked off its F-150 EcoBoost Challenge on Facebook last Wednesday. Truck fans in eight cities -- Louisville; Pittsburgh; Houston; San Diego; Orlando; Denver; Kansas City; and Raleigh-Durham -- will put the force-inducted V-6 half-tons to the test in both fuel efficiency and community projects. Read Full Story.
Ford and Harley-Davidson Give F-150 Biker Flair for 2012 (Truck Trend)
Updated: Aug. 12, 2011
There comes a time when every motorcyclist needs a good truck. Whether it's because of inclement weather, or because of the prospect of having their spine shaken for hours on end isn't the most appealing, trucks just make sense for motorcyclists. Read Full Story.
The Mustang Nut (Sharonville Newsletter: Shifting Gears)
Updated: July 29, 2011
Bill Dixon was born in 1964 – better known as The Year of the Mustang. Rather fitting for a man whose first memory was captured on film standing next to a 1965 Mustang that his father had recently purchased. Read Full Story.
More Than a Job—A Lifestyle (Sharonville Newsletter: Shifting Gears)
Updated: June 27, 2011
In 1995, a 6 foot, 4 inch, 245 lb. high school senior was featured in the Transmitter – the UAW Local 863 newsletter. The story discussed this young man and his love for the restoration of cars, along with his hopes of one day working at Ford Sharonville alongside his father. More than 15 years later, that young man – better known as Darrel 'Tugboat' York – can say he did just that. Read Full Story.
Alan Mulally Visits Sharonville (Sharonville Newsletter: Shifting Gears)
All in the Family (Sharonville Newsletter: Shifting Gears)
Updated: May 31, 2011
On May 10, 2011, Sharonville Transmission Plant (STP) received a surprise visit from none other than Alan Mulally, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company. Word spread quickly from one employee to the next as the man who's been termed Ford's Rock Star entered the building. Read Full Story.
Updated: April 29, 2011
When hearing the phrase Ford Family many thoughts may come to mind. Some individuals refer to their co-workers as their Ford Family, while others use it to identify the brand. In this story, it will be used in reference to The Millers – a family whose history with Ford dates back nearly 60 years. Read Full Story.
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- September 21, 2013 - Ford Family Fun Fest
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Product History: 2011 model year products: 5R110W and 6R140 transmissions, 4R75e torque converters, FN, 6R, 6F and 6F mid components
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