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2013-02-11 16:22:02

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford and Lincoln dealers contribute between $35.1 million and $84.6 million to charities and nonprofits across the U.S. annually, a Ford Motor Company survey shows The sheer amount of hours dealers and their employees donate also entails up to an additional 4,380 people working 40 hours per week year-round Videos: Six winners of Ford's annual Salute to Dealers awards demonstrate breadth of local giving, showing exceptional generosity toward...

2013-02-10 08:20:08

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FordDirect and Ford Motor Co. (FMC) today announced that Hines Park Ford and Lincoln of Plymouth, Mich., has been chosen as both the Ford and Lincoln Internet Dealer of the Year for 2012. Given annually at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention and Exposition, the Ford and Lincoln Internet Dealer of the Year awards honor top dealerships for achievement in Internet sales. Internet Dealers of the Year are determined by a...

2013-02-09 08:20:15

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention and Exposition today, FordDirect announced results of its Digital Automotive Shopping Survey. The findings revealed the increasing importance for dealers to develop a strong online presence and reputation as the process of shopping for a new or used vehicle continues to evolve. "Today the auto shopping experience begins long before the customer steps foot into the dealership, and...

2013-02-07 00:20:15

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the 2013 Ford Focus Electric a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing Focus Electric was designed with safety in mind with its airbags and AdvanceTrac® with electronic stability control The driver's airbag uses a reconfigured curve-shaped tether system that pulls in the lower section to create a "pocket" to help lessen the impact of...

2013-02-07 00:20:07

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford is teaming up with PlugShare(®), an industry-leading aggregator of public charge stations, to provide real-time charge station information to drivers of Ford's all-new plug-in hybrid vehicles - C-MAX Energi and Fusion Energi Ford is the only manufacturer to offer real-time charging station location information through its smartphone app, MyFord(®) Mobile The collaboration will provide Ford customers comprehensive access to the...

2013-02-06 16:21:13

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Number of EV-selling dealers triples projections; Ford sets hybrid record for JanuaryStrong demand for Ford's plug-in vehicles has the company certifying hundreds of more dealers than expected to sell them - including 900 to be certified by spring. This means Focus Electric, C-MAX Energi and Fusion Energi will now be available in all 50 states. Ford hybrids are resonating with customers, with the company delivering another record hybrid sales...

2013-02-06 00:20:11

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 900 Ford dealers will soon be certified to sell plug-in electrified vehicles, up from 200 in November; Ford expects to have EV Certified Ford dealers in all 50 states by spring The surge in EV Certified Ford dealers reflects increased demand for the company's electrified vehicles - Ford's market share increased from less than 3 percent in April 2012 to nearly 16 percent in December 2012, second behind only Toyota Greater customer...

2013-02-04 12:24:19

Second in New Set of Civil Rights Stamps Commemorates Historic Acts of Freedom, Courage, Equality DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On what would have been her 100th birthday, the U.S. Postal Service today issued the Rosa Parks Forever Stamp during the National Day of Courage celebration at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130204/DC53638) The Rosa Parks Forever Stamp goes on sale today at Post Offices...

2013-01-30 16:20:26

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Sir, thou doth protest too much!' In defense of Fiesta, a small car with big personality Ford's novel response to esteemed British actor Jeremy Irons' daring insult of the company's own Fiesta is generating a lot of buzz. In a recent interview, the thespian equated the award-winning small car to little more than an appliance, an uninspired utility machine. At this, Ford wasted no time, dispatching its own esteemed Bard of Ford to release an...

2013-01-30 00:20:08

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford hybrid market share jumped nearly 9 percentage points from December 2011 to December 2012; Toyota's share of the hybrid vehicle segment dropped 8 points Ford Fusion Hybrid achieved all-time monthly sales record in December 2012 with 3,244 sales; Ford hybrids expected to deliver best January hybrid sales month ever with a projected 5,500 units sold More stylish and technology-laden Fusion Hybrid attracting younger buyers compared to the...


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Ford Motor Company's Glass House
2014-04-13 07:51:53

The Ford Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer with its  headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford at 39 years old and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is described by Forbes as "the most important industrial company in the history of the United States." Ford would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. Henry Ford made an attempt at an...

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