Chicago Assembly Plant
Ford has come up with a new Lightweight Concept car that makes greater use of aluminum and other alternative metals, but company officials say the automaker isn't giving up on steel.
CHICAGO | Four years ago, Ford pumped $400 million into its oldest continuously operated factory, which at one time made Model Ts, so it could produce the next-generation Explorer.
Ford has recalled nearly 400,000 vehicles that were made at the Chicago Assembly Plant in Hegewisch, as well as 82,500 floor mats in another locally manufactured car. The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker issued safety recalls for Explorers and Tauruses that were built over the last few years…
Local police departments that want new Police Interceptors have until March 14 to make factory orders.
Subzero cold, ice-slicked roads and drifting snow banks persisted Tuesday, but the brutal weather was not bad enough to freeze commerce in the region.
Region residents might see the people who make Ford Explorers and Tauruses in the next pew at church, a few barstools over, or out shoveling their driveways.
Locally made Ford vehicles posted huge sales gains last month despite fears that the government shutdown would spook car-buyers away from dealership lots.
A growing number of consumers have driven a Ford lately, and robust sales have been paying off for shareholders, the company announced Thursday.
CHICAGO | Back when a car was still more of a gee-whiz invention than a household staple, workers hand-built vehicles one at a time by moving down rows of sawhorses and installing parts at each station.
Brent Merritt, plant manager with Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant, gave the media a tour of the facility as the company commemorates the 100th anniversary of Henry Ford's innovation - the assembly line.
Detroit media and automotive blogs have been reporting for nearly a year the production of Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS will moved from Hegewisch to a Michigan plant, but the shift has not come to fruition.
Workers at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant have checked the quality of a vehicle's paint job basically the same way since the plant opened in 1924 - by eye.
Indiana's automotive industry has raced ahead to second place nationally and is not letting off the gas.
Local auto manufacturers and parts suppliers took shorter breaks this summer, so that production could keep pace with revved up sales.
A Hammond-based auto parts maker has been adding jobs after Ford Motor Co. named it a preferred supplier.
Lear Corp. has been running around the clock to keep up with the red-hot sales of the Ford Explorer sports utility vehicle, and is accelerating its production.
Ford is recalling just more than 13,000 Explorer, Taurus and Lincoln MKS cars and SUVs because the child safety locks might not work on the rear doors.
CHICAGO | The nation’s improved economy and the sales of Police Interceptors has the Ford Chicago Assembly plant working at maximum capacity.
CHICAGO | It has been more than three months since Detroit-based media reported Ford Motor Co. was interested in moving the next generation Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS vehicles to a Michigan assembly plant.
A Ford Police Interceptor sedan interior during a media presentation Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.
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