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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.

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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.

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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
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
Automakers, parts suppliers take shorter summer breaks

Automakers, parts suppliers take shorter summer breaks

Local auto manufacturers and parts suppliers took shorter breaks this summer, so that production could keep pace with revved up sales.

July 28, 2013 11:19 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

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
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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Lynwood clerk charged with reckless homicide

Lynwood clerk charged with reckless homicide

Illinois State Police investigators have charged Lynwood Village Clerk Roel "Roy" Valle in connection with the Feb. 4 fatal crash on Ill. 394 that killed a Chicago woman.

February 15, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Lansing wants 13 new squad cars

LANSING | Village officials, who have postponed purchase of squad cars for the Police Department the past three years, are now in a rush to get their hands on 13 new vehicles.

November 12, 2010 12:00 am
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