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2020 Ford Explorer Gets More Comfortable, Stylish Seats

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Whether stuck in rush-hour traffic or cruising for hours on the open road on a summer vacation, commuting can be a real pain in the butt. Literally. Thankfully, one doctor has the prescription.
 
Supervisor Mike Kolich – Ford’s “Dr. Derriere” – and the Ford global seating and comfort team are tops when it comes to dreaming of new ways to cradle your bottom. A sleek and stylish new front seat offering in the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer maintains the stringent Ford standard for shape and softness and does so with a less cumbersome design that frees up space for second-row passengers…
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Ford, Roush Performance Collaborate On 'Old Crow' Mustang GT Build

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Ford and Roush Performance salute World War II flying ace Col. Bud Anderson with a preview of the one-off “Old Crow” Ford Mustang GT, inspired by the P-51 Mustang airplanes Anderson flew in combat.
 
Anderson, a triple ace fighter pilot, flew two combat tours and 116 missions in his P-51 Mustangs he nicknamed Old Crow. He was never hit by enemy fire, including while providing aerial support to Allied troops on D-Day. Anderson spent more than six continuous hours in flight that day in his P-51 Mustang.
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Ford Releases 20th Annual Sustainability Report

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In 1999, Ford Motor Company published its first Sustainability Report – the first company in the industry to do so. Since then, Ford has spent the last two decades moving toward a more sustainable world.
 
“We are committed to having a positive impact on the planet and the communities where we live and operate,” said Kim Pittel, vice president, sustainability, environment and safety engineering. “By working with our partners and suppliers to find solutions that protect the planet and make people’s lives better, we can make an even bigger impact and reach our goals together.”
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Ford Reveals New Advancements in C-V2X Technology

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By Don Butler, executive director, Ford Connected Vehicle Platform and Product
 
We’ve been talking about the promise of cellular vehicle to everything technology – or C-V2X – for more than a year and have committed to adding the capability to our future vehicles to make people’s lives better with safer, more efficient driving.
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1st Drive: 2019 Ford Explorer Test Drive & Review

On this episode of 1st Drive, Angelique checks out a 2019 Ford Explorer in agate black with a medium light stone interior. This 4x4 Limited model is loaded with features like heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a premium sound system, Navigation, a hands-free power liftgate and more!

Check out this Explorer and other Ford models at https://www.smailford.com/new-inventory/index.htm?search=&model=Explorer&year=2019&gvBodyStyle=SUV.
 
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Ford Recycles 1.2 Billion Plastic Bottles Each Year for Vehicle Parts

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When you recycle plastic bottles, do you ever stop and think about where that plastic ends up? One answer: Ford vehicles.
 
Ford Motor Company is helping to play a major role in promoting environmentally friendly auto parts, and one way they’re doing that is by using recycled plastic bottles for underbody shields on all cars and SUVs, and wheel liners on F-Series trucks.
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Ford Begins Second Phase of Michigan Central Station Renovation

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Ford announced today that the second phase of construction at Michigan Central Station is underway, including restoring eight acres of masonry and repairing the steel structure of the historic Beaux-Arts building. The masonry repairs are the most labor and time intensive part of the restoration project and will continue into 2021.
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Ford Training Center Transformed to Train Workers in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

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Ford today unveiled the newly transformed UAW-Ford Technical Training Center (TTC), designed to provide state-of-the-art technology training to hourly employees from Ford manufacturing plants.
 
Ford invested $35 million in the TTC, completely renovating the facility, which is an important move in its efforts to leverage advanced manufacturing and improve operational fitness. The TTC, located in Lincoln Park, Mich., is at the heart of training for UAW-Ford skilled trades apprentices, jobs that are critical in assisting Ford’s plants perform even better.
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