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Ford to Invest More Than $1.45 Billion and Add 3,000 Jobs in S.E. Michigan

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Ford Motor Company is investing more than $1.45 billion in two southeast Michigan manufacturing facilities and adding 3,000 new jobs to strengthen its leadership in trucks and SUVs and support the company’s expansion into electric and autonomous vehicles.
 
Ford is investing approximately $750 million and adding 2,700 new direct jobs at its manufacturing facility in Wayne, Mich., during the next three years. Ford will install new equipment to support production of the all-new Ford Bronco and Ford Ranger as well as create a new modification center at the Wayne location.
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Ford Fund Announces Precision Blendz as Grand Prize Winner of Men of Courage Barbershop Challenge

Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, announced Precision Blendz as the grand prize winner of $10,000 in the Men of Courage Cincinnati Barbershop Challenge. Precision Blendz was selected for having the greatest community participation and the most creative partnerships over the three month competition period. Their activities included conversations on suicide prevention, and public safety issues with Cincinnati Police officers. 
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Ford Bringing Trade Jobs Back to Detroit

Seven young men from Detroit’s Randolph Technical School are among the team of workers helping RAM Construction Services with masonry and brick repairs at Michigan Central Station, which Ford Motor Company purchased last summer.
 
The students, seniors or recent graduates of the vocational skills school, received formal trade apprenticeships thanks to a new program launched this summer by Ford, its lead contractors RAM and Christman-Brinker, the city of Detroit, and local trade unions.
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Cities Won't be Taking a Back-Seat To Self-Driving Cars

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By Peter Rander, President, Argo AI
 
At Argo AI, and in collaboration with Ford, our plan is to work directly with cities as we prepare to launch services enabled by self-driving vehicles, engaging local leaders to learn how we can deploy this technology in a way that best serves their needs. This may take different forms in different cities, depending on community priorities, but we are committed to staying connected with city officials and engaging them in ongoing conversations about how self-driving cars can work for their people.
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How Cutting Edge Thinking in Cancer Treatment - and Car Making - is Coming Together to Benefit Drivers and Patients

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After being diagnosed with cancer, Mike Butler was fascinated by the process through which patients were treated – but saw an opportunity to introduce practices from the car manufacturing facility, where he works, so that it might run more smoothly.

Working together with his colleagues, at the Ford assembly plant, in Cologne, in Germany, quality director Butler and the team researched and proposed changes that are now being implemented as part of what is expected to become Germany’s biggest dedicated cancer outpatient unit.

And this has since developed into a two-way flow of ideas, as...

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Greensburg Eat'n Park Caring for Kids Campaign - Smail Cars in the Community

Eat'n Park's traditional Caring for Kids Campaign is an annual five-week fundraising campaign that benefits children’s hospitals in the community.

As part of their program this year, a 2018 Ford Escape is being raffled off. You can purchase a raffle ticket for $2 at your local Eat’n Park.. There are several other fundraising campaigns the Greensburg store is doing, including a money bash, raffle baskets, as well as portions of the sales of their limited-edition merchandise.

Since its inception in 1979, the Caring for Kids Campaign has raised over $10 million company-wide. In spite of...

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WyoTech "Shagadelic Cruisin' Van" Custom 2016 Ford Transit - First Gear


Super fun to explore this custom 2016 Ford Transit for this episode of First Gear. This retro-styled "Shagadelic Cruisin' Van" was created by a team out of WyoTech Blairsville, based on an actual 1970s Ford design. Their custom creation has retro features like shag carpet and even a disco ball, but also includes modern amenities like television screens, a 20-speaker sound system, and customized lighting. And if you watch to the end, you might even catch David Fedor dancing to the Bee Gees! SmailFord.com for more.
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19th Annual Ford Freedom Award Spotlights Pittsburgh Playwright August Wilson

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Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, will celebrate the positive contributions of African Americans in arts and culture at the 19th annual Ford Freedom Award program.

This year’s Ford Freedom Award recipient is the late August Wilson, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author. Wilson is best known for his play “Fences,” the recipient of the 1987 Tony Award for best play, Broadway’s highest honor. His wife Constanza Romero Wilson will accept the award in his honor.
 
This year’s theme – “Talents That Unite! How...
 
 
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