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Ford Explorer posts best month since Chicago production started

Ford Explorer posts best month since Chicago production started

CHICAGO | Ford Explorer sales rose 25 percent in August, the best month it's had since it was first made in Chicago in 2010.

September 14, 2014 5:00 am
Lear, UAW contract talks 'coming to a head'

Lear, UAW contract talks 'coming to a head'

HAMMOND | A local union says its negotiations with Lear Corp. are "coming to a head," and a potential walk-out could result in a massive disruption for the local automotive industry. 

September 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ford sells record number of Explorers while retaining sales crown

Ford sells record number of Explorers while retaining sales crown

The locally made Ford Explorer set a new sales record last year, as Ford retained its title as the best-selling vehicle brand in North America.

January 10, 2014 5:47 pm Photos

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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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Locally made vehicles post huge sales numbers last month

Locally made Ford vehicles posted huge sales gains last month despite fears that the government shutdown would spook car-buyers away from dealership lots.

November 04, 2013 4:00 pm
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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Rumored Ford production shift has not materialized

Rumored Ford production shift has not materialized

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.

September 18, 2013 2:52 pm
Ford names Hammond company a preferred supplier

Ford names Hammond company a preferred supplier

A Hammond-based auto parts maker has been adding jobs after Ford Motor Co. named it a preferred supplier.

July 15, 2013 10:32 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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Chicago Ford plant operating at capacity

CHICAGO | The nation’s improved economy and the sales of Police Interceptors has the Ford Chicago Assembly plant working at maximum capacity.

May 24, 2013 5:00 pm
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
Auto parts employment boost shakes off recession

Auto parts employment boost shakes off recession

Higher post-recession operating levels in the automotive industry has helped Lear Corp.'s manufacturing plant meet employment projections. "Right now, we're basically going full-steam," a union leader said about the production activity.

October 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Lear plant employment boost helping shake off recession

Lear plant employment boost helping shake off recession

HAMMOND | Higher post-recession operating levels in the automotive industry has helped Lear Corp.'s seat manufacturing plant meet employment projections set last year.

October 23, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Ford, UAW deal could land thousands of jobs

Ford, UAW deal could land thousands of jobs

Ford Motor Co. said it could add a third shift at the Chicago Assembly Plant as part of a commitment to add 5,750 new jobs companywide following a tentative contract agreement reached last week with the United Auto Workers.

October 09, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Ford, UAW deal could land thousands of jobs

Ford, UAW deal could land thousands of jobs

Ford Motor Co. said it could add a third shift at the Chicago Assembly Plant as part of a commitment to add 5,750 new jobs companywide following a tentative contract agreement reached Tuesday with the United Auto Workers.

October 04, 2011 4:00 pm Photos

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Lego Explorer heading to Florida

Lego Explorer heading to Florida

Ford Motor Co. featured a different type of vehicle Monday than those typically produced at its Chicago Assembly Plant – one made of Lego bricks.

September 26, 2011 3:00 pm
Explorer pursues police package

Explorer pursues police package

Last year's auto show circuit ran the Ford Explorer concept past patrons interested in getting a hint of what the next-generation Explorer could look like when it came off the line at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant on Torrence Avenue.

February 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Ford targets social media

Ford targets social media

Ford Motor Co. announced Wednesday it will focus on social media and other new advertising strategies for 2011 vehicles. Jim Farley, marketing chief for Ford, told the crowd at the Chicago Auto Show media preview that the only media that grew in 2009 and 2010 was online and mobile.

February 10, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Ford issues recall on nearly 1,700 new Explorers

Ford Motor Co. is voluntarily recalling 1,658 Explorer SUVs following concerns the seats don't conform to federal motor vehicle safety standards.

February 08, 2011 12:00 am
Domestics sweep North American Award

Domestics sweep North American Award

DETROIT | Accolades are heard around the world as General Motors and Ford Motor Co. stand center stage to receive the 2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt sedan and 2011 Ford Explorer SUV, respectively.

January 16, 2011 10:43 am Photos

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