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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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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
Lincoln brand introducing dealers to luxury buyers

Lincoln brand introducing dealers to luxury buyers

How to sell a Lincoln in 2013: Make the dealership smell like luxury. And lay out some wine and cheese.

August 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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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

Contract worker involved in accident at Ford plant

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | An accident involving an outside contract worker occurred this week at the Ford Motor Co. Stamping Plant in Chicago Heights, a union official confirmed Friday.

April 26, 2013 6:23 pm

Ford's Mark Fields promoted, could become CEO

DETROIT | Ford's leaders have watched Mark Fields, a brash Harvard MBA, turn the company's North American business into a profit machine. Now the CEO job is his to lose.

November 01, 2012 4:00 pm
Bridge weighing 2,350 tons put in place for South Shore

Bridge weighing 2,350 tons put in place for South Shore

CHICAGO | Construction workers slid a 2,350-ton blue truss bridge into place on Saturday over Torrence Avenue in Hegewisch, which will soon replace one of the oldest bridges on the South Shore line.

August 25, 2012 6:27 pm Photos

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Auto industry improvement boosting Hammond parts supplier

A Hammond automobile parts supplier plans to add a third working shift as a result of Ford Motor Co.'s plans to do the same at its Chicago Assembly Plant.

April 23, 2012 7:00 pm

Chicago Stamping Plant local ratifies local agreement

Union employees at Ford Motor Co.'s Chicago Stamping Plant ratified a local labor contract Thursday after negotiators reached an agreement earlier in the month.

March 30, 2012 3:15 pm

Regulator opens Ford Taurus safety investigation

A federal safety regulator has opened an investigation into reports of sticking throttles from a detached cruise control cable on Ford Taurus vehicles.

March 12, 2012 2:30 pm
Ford seeks better reception to Lincoln redesigns

Ford seeks better reception to Lincoln redesigns

CHICAGO | With fewer nameplates to compete with at Ford Motor Co., company officials hope a revamped Lincoln product line can boost languishing vehicle sales for that brand.

February 09, 2012 5:00 pm

Ford brand sales top 2 million in U.S.

For the first time since 2007, Ford Motor Co. said Friday its Ford brand sold more than 2 million vehicles in the U.S. this year.

December 30, 2011 3:30 pm

Ford workers approve contract despite Chicago workers' objection

More than 63 percent of United Auto Workers members who work for Ford Motor Co. ratified a four-year collective bargaining agreement, according to information the union provided Wednesday.

October 20, 2011 9:30 am
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
Interior Revival: Widgets that Make Us Smile

Interior Revival: Widgets that Make Us Smile

It is a game of one-upmanship that keeps automaker engineers and product developers awake at night. Being first to market with newfangled gadgets draws attention to their brand and helps sell cars. Vehicle interiors hold most of the gizmo wizardry that aid and amuse us across the miles. Some…

July 15, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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