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F - Ford Motor Company

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  1. bigbear0083

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    The Ford Motor Company (F) (commonly referred to simply as Ford) is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer, Troller, and Australian performance car manufacturer FPV. In the past it has also produced tractors and automotive components. Ford owns a 2.1% stake in Mazda of Japan, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling of China. It also has a number of joint-ventures, one in China (Changan Ford Mazda), one in Taiwan (Ford Lio Ho), one in Thailand (AutoAlliance Thailand), one in Turkey (Ford Otosan), and one in Russia (Ford Sollers). It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family, although they have minority ownership.

    Ford introduced methods for large-scale manufacturing of cars and large-scale management of an industrial workforce using elaborately engineered manufacturing sequences typified by moving assembly lines; by 1914 these methods were known around the world as Fordism. Ford's former UK subsidiaries Jaguar and Land Rover, acquired in 1989 and 2000 respectively, were sold to Tata Motors in March 2008. Ford owned the Swedish automaker Volvo from 1999 to 2010. In 2011, Ford discontinued the Mercury brand, under which it had marketed entry-level luxury cars in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East since 1938.

    During the financial crisis at the beginning of the 21st century, it was close to bankruptcy, but it has since returned to profitability.

    Ford is the second-largest U.S.-based automaker (preceded by General Motors) and the fifth-largest in the world based on 2010 vehicle sales. At the end of 2010, Ford was the fifth largest automaker in Europe. Ford is the eighth-ranked overall American-based company in the 2010 Fortune 500 list, based on global revenues in 2009 of $118.3 billion. In 2008, Ford produced 5.532 million automobiles and employed about 213,000 employees at around 90 plants and facilities worldwide.

    The company went public in 1956 but the Ford family, through special Class B shares, still retain 40 percent voting rights.
     
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    Ford to build huge plant in Mexico despite outrage

    Ford Motor (F) said Tuesday it will invest $1.6 billion in a new plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, to build small cars, making it the latest automaker to expand its presence there.

    Ford's investment in Mexico will create more than 2,800 jobs by 2020, delivering a blow to the UAW, which pushed for higher wages in its contract talks with the automaker last year. The announcement also comes amid a presidential election where the the leading Republican candidate, Donald Trump, has publicly pressured Ford to drop its plans to expand in Mexico.

    Ford said Tuesday it remains committed to investing in the U.S. and adding jobs in America even as it expands its presence in Mexico.

    Ford said construction of the new plant will begin this summer and expects to begin producing cars there in 2018. Ford's investment in Mexico will create more than 2,800 jobs by 2020, delivering a blow to the UAW, which pushed for higher wages in its contract talks with the automaker last year, and prompted a swift reaction from the union.

    "Today’s announcement...is a disappointment and very troubling," UAW President Dennis Williams said in a statement. "For every investment in Mexico it means jobs that could have and should have been available right here in the USA."

    Ford's investment also comes amid a presidential election where the the leading Republican candidate, Donald Trump, has publicly pressured Ford to drop its plans to expand in Mexico.

    Ford said today it remains committed to investing in the U.S. and adding jobs in America even as it expands its presence in Mexico.

    "We have to make decisions on a global scale because we compete globally," Joe Hinrichs, Ford's vice president and president of the America's, told the Free Press. "But lets be clear: We are a proud American company and the majority of our investment happens here in the U.S."

    Hinrichs said Ford has hired 25,000 workers in the U.S. in the past five years and produces more cars in America than any other automaker.

    Last month Trump said he would stop Ford from building in Mexico if he is elected president said he would threaten the company and any other automaker who does so with a 35% tariff on any products or parts imported into the U.S.

    "Within 24 to 48 hours I will get a call from the head of Ford and he will say, 'Mr. President, we have decided we're going to build our new plant in the United States.' ... That's 100% sure," Trump said in March when he spoke in Warren. "They're going to say, 'We're moving back. You want us to move to Michigan?' And I'll say, 'Yeah.'"

    Since then Ford CEO Mark Fields has repeatedly said the automaker remains committed to investing in the U.S. but will not alter its plans to also expand in Mexico.

    Hinrichs said Tuesday the investment in Mexico will not result in a loss of jobs in the U.S.

    In fact, Hinrichs said Ford made a commitment in November to invest $9 billion in U.S. plants and create or retain more than 8,500 jobs as part of a new four-year contract with the UAW. Of that, $4.8 billion goes to 11 facilities in Michigan.

    Despite that commitment, Ford made it clear last summer that it planned to move production of its Ford Focus and C-Max hybrids cars from a plant in Wayne, Mich., to another country by 2018. Ford has said it will replace those cars with other products, most likely a mid-size Ford Ranger pickup and a new Ford Bronco SUV.

    Hinrichs declined to say Tuesday what products the automaker plans to make at its new plant in Mexico but did say the company intends to make the Focus in a "lower cost" country.

    "When we look at our manufacturing footprint, especially with small cars, we have not made it a secret that we want to improve the profitability of small cars," Hinrichs said.

    Last fall, the UAW pushed Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler to largely eliminate a two-tier wage scale. Under the new contact entry-level workers hired after 2007 who are making between $15.78 and $19.28 per hour will see their wages raised immediately to $17 to $22.50 and then up to about $29 per hour over an eight-year period.

    The automaker also said last year that it plans to spend $2.5 billion on new engine and transmission plants in Chihuahua and Guanajuato, Mexico, creating 3,800 jobs.

    But Ford is hardly alone. In recent years, automakers that include General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Mazda, and Volkswagen have all announced plans to either expand existing plants or build new plants in Mexico. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles also has said it is considering an expansion of its production there.

    Mexico has seen a 40% increase in auto jobs since 2008 to 675,000 last year while the U.S. saw only a 15% increase in the same period to more than 900,000, according to the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor.

    In 2014, automakers announced $18.25 billion in additional investments in North America. The breakdown: almost $10.5 billion for the U.S., $7 billion in new projects for Mexico, and a single $750-million project for Canada, according to the Center for Automotive Research. That investment is on top of the 18 plants already in Mexico, and at least five more planned or under construction.

    By 2020, Mexico is expected to build one in four vehicles in a North American industry of 18.6 million units.

    Union leaders often say automotive jobs are going to Mexico because of the North American Free Trade Agreement that was signed into law in 1993 by U.S. President Bill Clinton, but that is just one among several factors.

    In addition to NAFTA, Mexico has 10 other free trade agreements covering 43 countries, according to ProMexico, an economic development arm of the Mexican government. Automotive executives also say Mexico's ports and rail systems make it easy to export cars out of the country.

    Mexico's wages are also far lower than U.S. wages. The average Mexican worker assembling vehicles or making parts earns $7.79 per hour including benefits, according to the Center for Automotive Research. That's substantially less than $37.38 in the U.S. and $39.04 in Canada.

    "When you talk about small car profitability, all of these factors matter," Hinrichs said.

    LINK - http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/comp...ge-plant-in-mexico-despite-outrage/ar-BBrogVt
     
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    Trump calls Ford building plant in Mexico 'an absolute disgrace'

    U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said the move by Ford Motor Co (F) to build a manufacturing plant in Mexico "is an absolute disgrace" and shows the need to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

    Earlier on Tuesday, Ford confirmed plans to build a plant in San Luis Potosi and an investment of $1.6 billion.

    "This transaction is an absolute disgrace," said Trump's statement, sent to Reuters by email. "Our dishonest politicians and the special interests that control them are laughing in the face of all American citizens."

    Trump said deals like the one Michigan-based Ford made to build a plant in Mexico "will continue until we can renegotiate NAFTA to create a fair deal for American workers."

    Ford did not have an immediate comment on Trump's statement, but two weeks ago its chief executive, Mark Fields, said Ford would not back away from foreign investments if they made sense.

    "We are a global, multinational company and we will invest to keep us competitive and we will do what makes sense for the business," Fields said.

    Ford currently has more workers and makes more vehicles at its U.S. plants than do Detroit rivals General Motors Co (GM) or Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU), and has fewer workers and makes fewer vehicles in Mexico than the other automakers.

    GM has about 12,000 hourly paid workers in Mexico, while FCA has 9,547 and Ford has 6,191, the companies said on Tuesday.

    In the United States, Ford has 55,300 hourly paid plant workers, GM has 54,000 and FCA has 36,600, the companies said.

    In 2015, 80 percent of Ford's North American production came from its U.S. plants while 63 percent of GM's North American production came from its U.S. plants and for FCA 64 percent of its North American production came from its U.S. plants.

    LINK - http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ford-motor-mexico-trump-idUSKCN0X22G5
     
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    Ford's China Sales Recover in March, Q1 Volume Up 14% Y/Y

    Ford Motor Co.’s F shares gained 0.24% to close at $12.55 on Apr 8, after the automaker reported improvement in China sales for March and the first quarter of 2016. Ford’s China sales improved 5% year over year to 114,788 vehicles in Mar 2016. Also, the automaker witnessed a 14% year-over-year increase in sales in the world’s largest automobile market to 314,454 vehicles in the first quarter of 2016.

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    Ford and the rest of the automakers need to wake up and realize Tesla is about to dominate EV's!

    Why is TSLA the only one that makes EVs look like actually cool cars and not some abomination like the Leaf?

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    The 2016 Ford F-150 ranks 1 in trucks. No competition from Tesla or any other auto maker here
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    Ford's autonomous Fusion can see in the dark without headlights

    People are giving a rightful amount of guff to the current status of self-driving cars, as many early autonomous vehicles have a hard time in weather that isn't gin-clear. Ford knows its systems aren't yet perfect, but its self-driving Fusion research vehicles are getting better. Now, they're able to navigate in darkness.

    Its cars are able to tackle the dark of night thanks to two technologies -- 3D mapping and Lidar. Lidar, which stands for Light Detection And Ranging, uses lasers to measure distances to objects. 3D maps provide additional information about the road, including markings and geography. The Lidar helps the car recognize where on the map it currently is.

    Using infrared-enhancing goggles, Ford's engineers are able to watch the car work its magic as it casts infrared laser beams around the vehicle. Right now, the nighttime, lights-off testing is limited to its Arizona proving grounds, as it's quite illegal to operate a vehicle on public roads at night without traditional illumination.

    While autonomous night vision could help vehicles continue to march toward a destination if infrastructure or the car's own lighting suddenly goes dark, hurtling forward in pitch black might be a bit unnerving to your average driver or passenger. That said, it could also put a small dent in the light pollution that covers much of the sky in areas with higher population density.

    LINK - http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/tech...see-in-the-dark-without-headlights/ar-BBrCW36
     
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    Ford F-150 gets highest rating in new insurance crash tests
    DETROIT (AP) -- The 2016 Ford F-150 is the only full-size pickup truck to score the top rating in new front crash tests performed by the insurance industry. Rival pickups from Chevrolet, GMC, Ram and Toyota didn't fare as well, according to results released Tuesday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The institute evaluated 2016 models in a small overlap crash test, which replicates what happens when a vehicle runs off the road and a portion of its front end hits a tree or a pole at 40 miles per hour.

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    Ford plans to move Michigan offices into two new modern campuses

    Ford Motor Co (F) said on Tuesday it will modernize and consolidate its sprawling Dearborn, Michigan, engineering and headquarters facilities over the next decade into two Silicon Valley-style campuses.

    The auto company plans to move about 30,000 employees now housed in 70 buildings, some of which were built in the 1950s. The company will rebuild or upgrade 7.5 million square feet of office space in the transition.

    Read full article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ford-headquarters-idUSKCN0X920Z
     
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    Ford Mulls New Russia Investment as Quarterly Sales Jump 93%
    Ford Motor Co., which spent more than $1.5 billion with a partner in the past five years to build cars and engine factories in Russia, is studying new investments in the country in a bet on economic recovery.
    The national car market could still become Europe’s biggest, and Ford wants to be prepared when demand recovers, said Mark Ovenden, chief executive officer at the U.S. company’s Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. Russian consumers may be more resilient than their Western counterparts, he said.

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    More good numbers for Ford

    Ford of Europe Posts Best First Quarter Sales Since 2010; Market Share Improves; Remains Europe’s No. 1 CV Brand

    Volume and market share: Ford sold 401,200 vehicles in its total 50 European markets* in the first quarter, up 8.4% versus industry growth of 5.4%; market share up 0.3 ppts to 8.0%
    Ford’s 20 European traditional market** sales up 8.5% at 363,500 units; market share unchanged at 8.2%

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    Bacanora and (REMMY) have their Lithium plant at Sonora, Mexico. Plant doing 1 ton a day production trials now, PFS Due this week, ramping up to full production by 2017/18 of 50 tons per day lithium carbonate/hydroxide for batteries for EV's
     
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    It looks like you posted in the wrong thread
     
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    "What car do you drive?"
    "Oh, I drive a Ford..." :D

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    I'm bad, I have a Toyota tacoma truck but my next one will be the Ford 150. My cousin just bought this Mustang GT. It will snap your head back...Love it

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    yeah the new mustangs are really great!

    I had a 2001 Mustang which I drove for over 10yrs. The newer models are 10x better and so much more powerful!
     
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    I will take the yellow one. When I have 400k to spare...
     
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