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Weekly Top Stories: 8/22/14

Aug-22-2014 11:00 AM ET

​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for August 18 - 22, 2014

How a Turbocharger Exhaust Pipe Shaped Like a Cobra Head Helps Ford Power Stroke Diesel Make Best-In-Class Power

Aug-22-2014 10:00 AM ET

​While some might hold their breath seeing the fearsome shape of a king cobra, Ford engineers discovered that designing the turbo exhaust outlet, or downpipe, of the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel like a cobra head helps the engine breathe easier.  

10 Driver Friendly Features the Ford F-150 Team Thought of So Customers Wouldn’t Have To

Aug-22-2014 8:00 AM ET

​There are 10 features of the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup that were designed to satisfy customers without them ever even noticing.

Ford Motor Company Invests More Than $600,000 in New Community Programs for Kansas City Area

Aug-21-2014 10:00 AM ET

F​ord Motor Company is expanding its commitment to the Kansas City area by launching a philanthropic initiative with local dealers that will result in an investment of more than $600,000 in education, safety and community programs this year.

Lincoln Motor Company and Matthew McConaughey Begin New Creative Journey

Aug-21-2014 8:00 AM ET

​Today marks another key and exciting step in the reinvention of The Lincoln Motor Company as we announce a collaboration with Academy Award™-winning actor Matthew McConaughey.

110 Years of Going Further in Canada

Aug-20-2014 3:00 PM ET

​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited was established 110 years ago on August, 17, 1904. Originally known as the Walkerville Wagon Works in what is now Windsor, Ontario, Ford of Canada founder Gordon McGregor negotiated with Henry Ford and began producing Ford vehicles in Canada.

TESPHE Benefit Offers UAW-Ford Employees Tax-Efficient Way to Save for Retirement

Aug-19-2014 10:00 AM ET

​Planning for retirement is important.
If you are a UAW-Ford employee, there is a retirement benefit that you should be taking advantage of.

The Ford Windsor Site Keeps on Giving for JDRF

Aug-19-2014 10:00 AM ET

​It was a busy but exciting day on June 12 when Edsel B. Ford II, member of the board of directors of Ford Motor Company, visited the Ford Engine Plant in Windsor, Ontario, to say thanks to the joint Ford and UNIFOR team at the Windsor Site (comprised of the Windsor Engine Plant, Essex Engine Plant and the Windsor Annex) for their continued generosity and support of JDRF.

Chicago Stamping Plant Realizes Improvements Through FPS Processes

Aug-19-2014 9:17 AM ET

​Ford’s Chicago Stamping Plant is realizing significant business improvements as a result of putting Ford Production System (FPS) processes into practice.
Chicago Stamping began implementing the FPS team structure in October of 2013.

Ford Now Leads Sales Consideration with Millennials as Demand for Utility Vehicles Grows

Aug-19-2014 9:00 AM ET

Growing interest in utility vehicles among America’s 80 million-strong millennial generation – those born between the early 1980s and early 2000s – is bolstering purchase consideration for the Ford brand.

Ford Partners with Universities to Explore Innovative Ideas

Aug-19-2014 7:00 AM ET

​The Michigan State University (MSU) / Ford Capstone project is one example of how Ford partners with universities to gain a diverse perspective on new technologies, explore innovative ideas and leverage specialized expertise and research facilities without having to make significant investment in resources or physical infrastructure. 

50 Years of Ford Mustang Continues With Mustang Alley at Annual Woodward Dream Cruise and Mustang Memories

Aug-15-2014 2:30 PM ET

Woodward Dream Cruise, Detroit’s annual automotive rite of summer, returns Aug. 16, 2014, and Ford Mustang fans will celebrate 50 years of their favorite car at Mustang Alley in Ferndale. The charity raffle drawing for a one-of-a-kind 2015 Ford Mustang 50 Years Limited Edition convertible will take place in Mustang Alley at 5:30 p.m.

Weekly Top Stories: 8/15/14

Aug-15-2014 11:00 AM ET

DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for August 11 - 15, 2014

Science goes mobile: Ford Fund donates Transit Connect Wagon to help Michigan Science Center

Aug-15-2014 11:00 AM ET

​Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development and Dr. Tonya Matthews, president and CEO, Michigan Science Center, unveiled an all-new 2014 Transit Connect Wagon that will serve as the center’s traveling MiSci van. Donated by Ford Motor Company, the van will support the center’s traveling science program by allowing the museum to conduct hands-on research at schools, community centers and libraries  in more than 25 communities across the state.

Sliders and Sliding Glass: The New F-150 Rear View Window Gets a Whole Lot Smoother

Aug-15-2014 10:00 AM ET

​What does the all-new F-150 have in common with the all-American classic burger? They both have mastered the art of sliding seamlessly in the hearts of consumers.

Fields Visits FRAP: 'You can really feel the excitement'

Aug-15-2014 10:00 AM ET

​With the launch of the all-new Mustang quickly approaching, Ford President and CEO Mark Fields took the time to express his excitement for the sixth generation pony car by visiting Flat Rock Assembly Plant last week.

Ford to Award $50,000 in Environmental Grants in Panama and Costa Rica

Aug-14-2014 2:00 PM ET

​​​​PANAMA, P.A., -- Environmental projects in Panama and Costa Rica will share $50,000 awarded through the Ford Conservation and Environmental Grants program. ​

All-New 2015 Ford Transit Goes to Work on Great American Country Network’s ‘Farm Kings’

Aug-14-2014 1:00 PM ET

​The all-new Ford Transit will help the King family complete farm chores on season four of the Great American Country Network’s lifestyle series “Farm Kings,” which premieres Friday, Aug. 15 at 10 p.m. EDT.

VP of Global Purchasing Engages Ford Retirees in Northern Michigan

Aug-14-2014 1:00 PM ET

​Hau Thai-Tang, group vice president, Global Purchasing, addressed Ford retirees last week at a luncheon in Traverse City, Michigan, after speaking at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminar at the Grand Traverse Resort.

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Gains in Popularity, Contributes to Nameplate’s Best-Ever Sales

Aug-14-2014 10:00 AM ET

​Over the past three months U.S. sales of the new Ford Transit Connect have been running at a best-ever pace. Year-over-year combined sales of Transit Connect and Transit Connect Wagon are up 27 percent for the three-month period ending July 31.

Ford, DTE Energy to Build Michigan’s Largest Solar Array

Aug-14-2014 6:45 AM ET

​Ford Motor Company is teaming with DTE Energy to build Michigan’s largest solar array at Ford World Headquarters.

Secrets of the All-New Ford F-150 Seamless Sliding Rear Window

Aug-13-2014 4:00 PM ET

​When people see the all-new Ford F-150 for the first time, they tend to do two things: First, they tap their knuckles against the high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body, and then they marvel at the pickup truck’s available segment-first seamless sliding rear window.

Ford Designer’s Labor of Love Provides Unique Incentive for Dealers

Aug-13-2014 7:00 AM ET

​Ford Designer Mark Conforzi enjoys painting in his spare time.  One of his most recent works was a labor of love that he created for a unique dealer incentive program. 

New FECDS Standards Aim to Reduce Cost, Improve Quality

Aug-12-2014 9:00 AM ET

​ In early August, Ford Motor Company released the Ford Motor Company Engineering CAD and Drafting Standards – (FECDS) V28.1. These standards serve as the global requirement for how to properly draft technical drawings and maintain the consistency of various technical specifications across Ford products. The latest version of the several-hundred-page document is now available for all Ford employees with a CDS ID to review via the C3PNG methods SharePoint site.

Global Powertrain New Model Team Summit Targets Launch Standards

Aug-11-2014 2:00 PM ET

​On August 5, the Powertrain New Model Team held a Global Powertrain Launch Summit in Dearborn at the VOGO Pilot Plant.  This was part of a continued effort to globally strengthen the Powertrain New Model Launch processes. Event participants included William Russo, global director, PTME; Alex Maciag, director, Manufacturing, PTO; Kelvin Squires, executive engineer, PTME; Indy Singh, director, AP PTME and Craig Fike, director, Global PT NMP  as well as various cross functional leads from all regions and functions (NMP, PTME, PTO, FPS, Finance and STA).