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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CHICAGO | The nation’s improved economy and the sales of Police Interceptors has the Ford Chicago Assembly plant working at maximum capacity.
Ford Motor Co. is expecting to deliver a sport edition of its Ford Explorer to its new car dealerships later this year.
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.
HAMMOND | Higher post-recession operating levels in the automotive industry has helped Lear Corp.'s seat manufacturing plant meet employment projections set last year.
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.
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.
Ford Motor Co. featured a different type of vehicle Monday than those typically produced at its Chicago Assembly Plant – one made of Lego bricks.
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.
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.
Ford Motor Co. is voluntarily recalling 1,658 Explorer SUVs following concerns the seats don't conform to federal motor vehicle safety standards.
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.
Labor unions' strikes halt construction work
Santa's Workshop takes a back seat this season to the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant with the production of the 2011 Ford Explorer.
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