- The Do’s and Don’ts of Getting the Family Tree Home
It’s a time-honored tradition: going out in the cold with the family car and bringing home the perfect tree.
- Weekly Top Stories: 12/19/14
DEARBORN, - Weekly Top Stories for December 15 - 19, 2014
- VIDEO: Winter Testing Ford Vehicles
Temperatures are dropping and any combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain could be upon us any day now. How do Ford engineers prep Ford vehicles for these harsh conditions?
- Ford Delivers Truck, Volunteers to Help Feed the Hungry
Collecting food, stocking shelves and serving meals were all part of a Ford Accelerated Action Day for more than 700 Ford employees working in soup kitchens, food banks, shelters and care centers. Ford’s nonprofit partners created more than 50 projects in eight states that focused on the most urgent needs of the people they serve: finding enough food for themselves and their families.
- Robert Brown and Kimberly Pittel Interview
In November Robert Brown, vice president, Sustainability , Environment and Safety Engineering, announced his retirement effective Jan. 1, 2015.
- Ford Identifies Trends that may Shape the Future in 2015 Trend Book
No one can accurately predict what tomorrow may bring for consumers around the world. However, Sheryl Connelly, manager, Global Trends and Futuring, uses information available today to identify trends and how they may shape our future.
- Nick Smither and Marcy Klevorn Interview
Nick Smither, group vice president and Chief Information Officer (CIO), will retire effective Jan. 1, 2015.
- Essex Engine Plant Gains Traction in 2014 through Implementation of FPS
Throughout 2014 – dubbed the “Year of Traction” by Executive Vice President of Manufacturing and Labor Affairs John Fleming – plants around the world have started reaping the benefits of the Ford Production System (FPS).
- Ford Vehicle Giveaways on TV: Why We Do It?
When you’re at home watching “Ellen,” “The Amazing Race” or “American Idol” on television and you see a Ford vehicle given away or integrated into the show, it is the result of careful thought and planning by Ford’s Brand Content & Alliance team.
- Job creation: Ford’s Commitment to People Strengthens Company, Communities
If we could go back in time to 1912 in Highland Park, Michigan, we’d see a sleepy, rural village: home to a post office, some farms and an automobile plant owned by none other than Henry Ford. In 1913, the first assembly line opened at that plant, changing industry and society as we knew it.
- Ford Employees Donate Coats, Hats and Gloves to Help Families Stay Warm during Cold Weather Months
Ford Motor Company wrapped up its fourth annual Coat & Jacket Drive by delivering more than 1,000 new and gently used coats, along with hats, scarves and gloves, to the Salvation Army.
- Ford Interfaith Network (FIN) Muslim Group Hosts 14th Annual Dinner
The Ford Interfaith Network (FIN) Muslim Group held its 14th Annual Dinner at the Ford Motor Credit (FMCC) Cafeteria in Dearborn, Michigan. This year, the FIN Muslim Group partnered with Ford Motor Company Fund to help increase donations to their Fourth Annual Coats for Kids Drive. The FIN Muslim Group turned their annual dinner into a campaign that raised awareness of those in need.
- Smart, Intuitive, Responsive: SYNC 3 Enhances the Driver’s Experience More Than Ever Before
The next generation of in-car connectivity is coming in 2015 as Ford Motor Company announced its next-generation of SYNC last week.
- DIA: Ford Driver Information Fuel Gauge Test Methods and Engineering Verification Team Recognized for Leading the Way
A cross-functional team comprised of members from Vehicle Evaluation Verification (VEV) Electrical Sign Off, EESE, Fuel Systems, Michigan Proving Ground (MPG) and Allen Park Test Laboratory (APTL) was formed with the goal of providing improved driver information and fuel gauge validation and verification methods. The team, who was awarded the company’s Diversity and Inclusion award, illustrates personal commitments to global One Ford leadership and made a significant contribution by fostering excellence, working together inclusively and role modeling Ford values in all interactions.
- Ford Awards Spelman College Students $75,000 As Winners of Second Annual HBCU Community Challenge
Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Company Fund today announced Spelman College as winner of the 2014 Historically Black Colleges & Universities Community Challenge. The student team will receive $75,000 in scholarships and grants for its innovative program addressing the need for healthier meal options through the creation of in-home vegetable gardens in the West End Atlanta community where Spelman is based.
- Ford Earmarks Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition for Service Personnel
With only 1,964 of the 50 Year Limited Edition Mustangs to be produced, Ford is delivering a limited number of the special-edition cars to members of the military serving overseas.
- Analytics Expert to Help Ford Create More Mobility Solutions, Connectivity Services, Even Better Vehicles for Customers
Ford today appoints data science and analytics expert Paul Ballew as executive director and chief data and analytics officer, further building its team of experts to help better understand consumer behavior and help speed development of the mobility, connectivity and autonomous driving innovations that will improve people’s lives.
- SYNC 3 and AppLink: Enhancing the Way You Control Your Favorite Apps
Ford announced last week the AppLink experience will be further enhanced with integration into SYNC 3. A multitude of applications living on a customer’s smartphone can be seamlessly connected to and controlled by SYNC 3, such as Pandora and Spotify.
- Ford Design Team’s Customized Snowmen Now On Display at WHQ
Today through Thursday, several snowmen designed by the eight design teams of PDC, will be on display in the World Headquarters lobby just outside of the auditorium.
- State Highway Outside Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant Named in Honor of Irv Hockaday
Ford Motor Company announced today the state highway in front of Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo will be named for Irvine Hockaday Jr., a distinguished member of the extended Ford family and broader Kansas City community.
- Ford Production System Helps New Employees Transition Into New Roles
Ford Motor Company has already surpassed its goal of creating 12,000 hourly jobs in the U.S. by 2015 as part of the 2011 UAW contract talks. Today, the number of new jobs exceeds 14,000.
- Ford Accelerated Action Day: Volunteers Deliver Food to the Hungry
More than 700 Ford employees are on the job in soup kitchens, food banks, shelters and care centers across the U.S., teaming up with nonprofit partners to assist the needy during this holiday season.
- Ford Names William E. Kennard to Board of Directors; Homer Neal Elects to Leave After 18 Years of Service
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) announced today the election of William E. Kennard to the company’s board of directors. Kennard’s appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2015.
- Ford Drives Mobility Innovation in Detroit
Ford Motor Company is paying forward its legacy as one of America’s original mobility startups by joining with Techstars to launch Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit. The startup business incubator is aiming to deliver innovative mobility and transportation solutions.
- Ford Driving Performance Innovation to New Levels
Ford announced today it is hitting the gas on a new program to unify global performance vehicle operations in order to bring more performance vehicles and parts to a greater customer-base.