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Cars made here, but with a lot of foreign parts

Cars made here, but with a lot of foreign parts

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.

January 03, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Ford celebrates assembly line

Ford celebrates assembly line

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.

October 07, 2013 5:15 pm Video Photos

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New technology replacing the naked eye at Ford plant

New technology replacing the naked eye at Ford plant

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.

September 13, 2013 6:24 pm
Automakers, parts suppliers take shorter summer breaks

Automakers, parts suppliers take shorter summer breaks

Local auto manufacturers and parts suppliers took shorter breaks this summer, so that production could keep pace with revved up sales.

July 28, 2013 11:19 pm Photos

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Strong sales boost Hammond auto parts supplier

Strong sales boost Hammond auto parts 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.

July 07, 2013 10:15 pm Photos

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Ford making Sport edition of Explorer; production to start in summer in Chicago

Ford making Sport edition of Explorer; production to start in summer in Chicago

Ford Motor Co. is expecting to deliver a sport edition of its Ford Explorer to its new car dealerships later this year.

March 29, 2012 4:45 pm
Chicago-built Ford Explorer sales up 111 percent in March

Chicago-built Ford Explorer sales up 111 percent in March

A Ford employee inspects a Ford Explorer on the assembly line Dec. 1 at the Chicago plant. Last month's sales of the Chicago-built Explorer were more than double March 2010 figures.

April 01, 2011 7:30 pm
Chicago-built Ford Explorer sales up 111 percent in March

Chicago-built Ford Explorer sales up 111 percent in March

A Ford employee installs parts on the Explorer on Dec. 1 at the Chicago Assembly Plant in Hegewisch. Soaring sales of the Chicago-built Explorer helped Ford top GM sales for only the second month since 1998.

April 01, 2011 7:30 pm
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