Before walking to school, a 7-year-old Highland boy used to scrub the maple floor of his father's restaurant every morning with lye soap made with cooking grease from the kitchen.
Marvin Ford was an outgoing man known for his good sense of humor and his quick wit, said his daughter, Catherine Ford Sori.
Locally made Ford vehicles posted huge sales gains last month despite fears that the government shutdown would spook car-buyers away from dealership lots.
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.
HAMMOND | Manufacturers can pay factory workers pennies a day in Vietnam, China and other countries, and U.S. companies have often found it tough to compete with such rock-bottom labor costs.
LAKE STATION | Several injuries were reported following a three car crash Monday morning at Central Avenue and Ripley Street, police said.
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.
Brent Merritt, plant manager with Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant, gave the media a tour of the facility as the company commemorates the 100th anniversary of Henry Ford's innovation - the assembly line.
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.
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.
Representatives from the town of Munster and Homewood Suites break ground Thursday for the new Homewood Suites, which will be built on the north side of the Lake Business Center. The 99-room Hilton suites extended stay hotel is expected to open in the fall of 2014.
MUNSTER | A symbolic groundbreaking Thursday for the new Hilton Homewood Suites Extended Stay Hotel signaled the start of major development in the northwest section of the Lake Business Center.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
Indiana's automotive industry has raced ahead to second place nationally and is not letting off the gas.
United Auto Workers Local 551 invites community members to come learn about the union at an upcoming educational event.
Local auto manufacturers and parts suppliers took shorter breaks this summer, so that production could keep pace with revved up sales.
The auto industry has been having a pretty good year, and has been been boosted by a surge in pickup truck sales, said Tim Roper, owner of Smith Motors Auto Group.
MERRILLVILLE | Consumers have started to feel confident enough to buy big-ticket items again, including cars and homes, but Northwest Indiana business leaders remain concerned about jobs.
A Hammond-based auto parts maker has been adding jobs after Ford Motor Co. named it a preferred supplier.
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