Ford Motor Company
HAMMOND | A tentative agreement has ended a strike at the Lear Corp. automotive seat factory in Hammond, a day after workers walked off the job.
Auto sales have been pretty good as Chevrolet continues its run as the top-selling vehicle brand in Chicagoland, said Tim Roper, owner of Smith Motors Auto Group, which operates Chevrolet dealerships in Hammond and Lowell.
CHICAGO | Southeast Lion Patty Fisher and her Knowledge Hook-Up computer school received a $7,500 grant from the Ford Motor Co. on Aug. 5.
Heavy snowfall and bone-chilling cold hampered auto sales in January and February, but sales are still strong, said Tim Roper, owner of Smith Motors Auto Group, which operates Chevrolet dealerships in Hammond and Lowell.
Thousands of local Ford workers will soon be able to plug in electric or hybrid cars during their shifts, and drive home with a full charge.
Ford has replaced steel with aluminum in the body of the top-selling F-150, and now General Motors is looking to follow suit by putting more of the lighter and costlier metal in its own pickups.
If the economy were a poker table, Northwest Indiana would be all in for manufacturing.
Tap on a touchscreen, identify restaurants, find out what reviewers have to say and make a reservation through OpenTable - all while driving at 60 mph on the interstate and never lifting your eyes off the road.
Automakers sold about 15.6 million cars last year, the highest number since 2007, when 16.1 million units were sold.
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.
Steelmakers are designing new lightweight car parts so that car makers won't come up with designs that involve aluminum.
Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant in Hegewisch is making a new fuel-efficient version of its popular Police Interceptor sedan for officers who are not likely to get into high-speed chases.
Locally made Ford vehicles posted huge sales gains last month despite fears that the government shutdown would spook car-buyers away from dealership lots.
The Indiana Automotive Council has drafted a three-year strategic plan that's aimed at making the state's auto manufacturers and suppliers more globally competitive, in order to spark more jobs and investment.
Manufacturing has been rebounding in Indiana, and factory owners who had been skittish are again willing to spend toward the growth of their businesses, a new Indiana University report concludes.
A growing number of consumers have driven a Ford lately, and robust sales have been paying off for shareholders, the company announced Thursday.
Auto dealers had been enjoying the highest sales since 2007 until the government shutdown paralyzed many consumers with uncertainty, said Tim Roper, owner of Smith Motors Auto Group.
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.
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.
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