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Ford Motor Co. retiree joins other vets on Honor Flight to capital

CHICAGO | One of its own was on board when the Ford Motor Co. sponsored an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. on Wednesday so that 91 World War II veterans could visit the World War II Memorial that recognizes those who served in the conflict.

October 31, 2014 12:00 am
Sparks, and faith, help West Side

Sparks, and faith, help West Side

West Side High School football players pray with Hobart High School football player Joey Sparks, left, at West Side in Gary. Sparks won $1,000 through a contest with Ford Motor Co.'s Drive 4 UR School and donated all the money to the West Side football team. Sparks wrote a letter to Ford pra…

October 23, 2014 8:33 pm
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West Side High School football players line up to hug Hobart High School football player Joey Sparks, center, at West Side in Gary. Sparks won 1000 dollars through a contest with Ford Motor Company's Drive 4 UR School and donated all the money to the West Side football team. Sparks wrote a l…

October 23, 2014 8:37 pm
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New shoulder pads and helmets donated by Ford Motor Company to the West Side High School football team.

October 23, 2014 8:37 pm
Sparks, and faith, help West Side

Sparks, and faith, help West Side

West Side High School football players pose for photographs with Hobart High School football player Joey Sparks, center, at West Side in Gary. Sparks won $1,000 through a contest with Ford Motor Co.'s Drive 4 UR School and donated all the money to the West Side football team. Sparks wrote a …

October 23, 2014 8:33 pm
Sparks, and faith, help West Side

Sparks, and faith, help West Side

West Side High School football player DeJon Crews holds onto a new helmet donated by Ford Motor Co. to his team.

October 23, 2014 8:35 pm
STEVE HANLON: There is still some hope out there, folks

STEVE HANLON: There is still some hope out there, folks

West Side football players pray with Hobart's Joey Sparks, left, at West Side in Gary last Thursday. Sparks won $1,000 through a contest with Ford Motor Company's Drive 4 UR School event and donated all the money to the West Side football team. Sparks wrote a letter to Ford praising West Sid…

October 23, 2014 8:33 pm

Bloom Trail parents can test drive a Ford at parent/teacher conference

STEGER | Parents of Bloom Trail High School students will be able to test-drive, and purchase, a new car at the parent/teacher conferences on Monday.

September 27, 2014 12:00 am

Union ends strike after reaching agreement with Lear

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.

September 14, 2014 11:00 pm
AUTOMOTIVE: Dealerships busy with recalls, looking to retain customers

AUTOMOTIVE: Dealerships busy with recalls, looking to retain customers

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.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Southeast Lion obtains Ford Motor Co. grant

Southeast Lion obtains Ford Motor Co. grant

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.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
AUTOMOTIVE: Auto sales up despite recalls

AUTOMOTIVE: Auto sales up despite recalls

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.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

Ford adding electric charging stations at its plants

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.

April 05, 2014 4:10 pm
Steelmakers accelerating after 'slow start' in race for lighter vehicles

Steelmakers accelerating after 'slow start' in race for lighter vehicles

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.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Manufacturers looking forward to improving conditions

Manufacturers looking forward to improving conditions

If the economy were a poker table, Northwest Indiana would be all in for manufacturing.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New vehicle models let you check Twitter and online restaurant reviews

New vehicle models let you check Twitter and online restaurant reviews

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.

February 15, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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AUTOMOTIVE: Auto sales hit their highest point since 2007 last year

AUTOMOTIVE: Auto sales hit their highest point since 2007 last year

Automakers sold about 15.6 million cars last year, the highest number since 2007, when 16.1 million units were sold.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
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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Steelmakers fighting to keep dominant grip on automotive market

Steelmakers fighting to keep dominant grip on automotive market

Steelmakers are designing new lightweight car parts so that car makers won't come up with designs that involve aluminum.

December 22, 2013 12:13 am Photos

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