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Explorers power Chicago Assembly comeback

Explorers power Chicago Assembly comeback

CHICAGO | Four years ago, Ford pumped $400 million into its oldest continuously operated factory, which at one time made Model Ts, so it could produce the next-generation Explorer. 

June 05, 2014 10:07 pm
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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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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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
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
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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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, 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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