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Michigan Central Station project in Corktown to cost Ford $740M - Detroit Free Press
Ford will spend nearly $740 million to renovate the Michigan Central Station and other sites the automaker purchased in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood, the company said Tuesday night.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  Ford  automotive-industry  detroit  Michigan  midwest  real-estate  urban-planning  urban-revitalization 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
The Bitter Battle to Turn an Old Factory Into a 21st Century 'Eco-Village' - WIRED
Today, all that remains of the Ford factory is an expansive tract of bare land in the middle of the middle-class Highland Park neighborhood, where a lone smokestack juts up from the old steam plant.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  minnesota  midwest  Ford  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  economic-development  industrial-real-estate 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
What Manufacturing Looked Like a Century Ago - The Agurban
What was “State of the Art” manufacturing a century ago? A friend of Agracel’s, Tom Ryan, who used to work in the Administration Building for Ford Motor Company, passed along the following information and pictures to us. These images are from 1917-1918. Amazing how things have changed! Enjoy!
u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-420  Ford 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Ford to cut costs $14 billion, invest in trucks, electric cars: CEO - Reuters
Ford Motor Co plans to slash $14 billion in costs over the next five years, Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett told investors on Tuesday, adding that the No. 2 U.S. automaker would shift capital investment away from sedans and internal combustion engines to develop more trucks and electric and hybrid cars.
this-week-398  Around-the-web  Matt  Ford  automotive-industry  electric-vehicle  electric-car  trucks 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Ford Chooses China, Not Mexico, to Build Its New Focus - The New York Times
In a move that highlights the shifting landscape of global auto production, Ford Motor said Tuesday that it would build its next-generation small car in China rather than in the United States or Mexico.
this-week-390  Around-the-web  Matt  china  mexico  offshoring  Ford  automotive-industry  manufacturing  asia 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
Volts wagons: Electric cars are set to arrive far more speedily than anticipated - The Economist
Technology will have as much impact as politics. Vehicles that carmakers are forced to produce for the sake of the environment will become ones that buyers want for the sake of their wallets.
this-week-378  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  electric-car  electric-vehicle  Ford  high-tech  technology  tech  sustainable-development 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Ford turns to neuroscience to make driverless cars - The Detroit News
Ford Motor Co. could make its next autonomous car breakthrough with the help of a New York neuroscientist who’s attempting to restore sight to the blind.
this-week-364  Around-the-web  automotive-industry  Ford  autonomous-vehicles 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Flex-N-Gate To Open Manufacturing Plant On Detroit, Michigan’s Eastside - Area Development
Flex-N-Gate will invest $95 million to construct and equip a facility on a vacant parcel in eastside Detroit, Michigan. The facility will supply parts to Ford Motor Company.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  detroit  Michigan  midwest  Ford  automotive-industry  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Ford Plans Major Transformation At Its Dearborn, Michigan, Production-Operations Campus - Area Development
Ford Motor Company plans to transform its facilities in Dearborn, Michigan. The modern high-tech, green, campus will foster innovation and help drive the company’s transition to an auto and a mobility company.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Michigan  midwest  Ford  automotive-industry  high-tech 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Ford’s Planned New Headquarters Borrow Some Silicon Valley Sheen - The New York Times
Over the past year, Ford Motor has raced to develop self-driving cars, put down roots in Silicon Valley and backed ride-sharing start-ups — all in an effort to be seen as not just a car manufacturer but a “mobility company.” Its goal is to emulate the likes of Google and Tesla Motors as it aims to shape the future of getting from place to place.

On Tuesday, Ford outlined a plan to make its corporate headquarters a reflection of that vision.
corporate-headquarters  automotive-industry  detroit  Ford  Around-the-web  this-week-349 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Ford to build factory in Mexico, moving small-car production from U.S. - LA Times
Ford Motor Co. plans to build a $1.6-billion auto assembly plant in Mexico, creating about 2,800 jobs there and shifting small-car production away from the United States at a time when moving jobs south of the border has become a major issue in the U.S. presidential campaign.
this-week-348  Around-the-web  Matt  nearshoring  mexico  manufacturing  automotive-industry  Ford 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Could a Lack of Skilled Labor Slow the Reshoring Wave for U.S. Manufacturers? - BDO Real Estate Monitor
Reshoring is strongest in the southeast and Texas. Companies building new facilities frequently choose right-to-work states with comparatively lower wages and business taxes. Companies that move operations to other regions typically choose existing factories with excess capacity.
reshoring  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-347-top  walmart  texas  south-atlantic  Ford  mexico 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Ford Plans $145 Million Upgrade To Its Engine Plant In Cleveland, Ohio - Area Development
Ford is investing $145 million to upgrade its engine plant in Cleveland, Ohio. Ford will be creating or retaining 150 jobs to support strong demand for an all-new second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine family for the 2017 Ford F-150 lineup.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  ohio  midwest  Ford  automotive-industry  manufacturing  cleveland 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Ford Increases Production At Lorain County, Ohio, Assembly Plant - Area Development
Ford Motor Company reported it will expand production of the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty chassis cab, which it calls part of the toughest, smartest and most capable Super Duty truck lineup ever, at its assembly plant in Lorain County, Ohio.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Ford  ohio  midwest  automotive-industry  manufacturing 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
These numbers terrify GM, Ford and the other automakers - Yahoo Finance
The percentage of young people with a driver’s license has plunged during the last several years, according to a new study by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute. In 2008, for instance, 65.4% of 18-year-olds had a driver’s license. Now, 60.1% do. The trend has been underway for decades but seems to have intensified since the recession that began at the end of 2007.
this-week-338  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  GM  Ford 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Ford in talks with Google to build self-driving cars - Automotive News
It isn't clear whether Ford would design a purpose-built vehicle for Google or supply a standard production car fitted with the sensors and computers that the car needs to guide itself down the road.
this-week-335  Around-the-web  Matt  Ford  Google  high-tech  automotive-industry  advanced-industries  tech  technology  advanced-technology  manufacturing 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Ford Plans $1.3 Billion Expansion At Its Louisville, Kentucky Truck Plant - Area Development
Ford Motor Company, will invest $1.3 billion and create 2,000 new jobs at its Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky. The jobs will support the launch of the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty truck. The automaker is investing in an all-new body shop, facility upgrades and retooling to build the new aluminum-bodied Super Duty truck.
2015-review-top-projects  economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  kentucky  south  automotive-industry  Ford  jobs  manufacturing  louisville 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Ford Plans $900 Million Investment At Chicago Assembly Plant, As Part of UAW Contract - Area Development
A tentative labor agreement between the Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers, which has to be ratified by plant workers, would generate a $900 million investment at the Chicago Assembly Plant on Torrence Avenue and create approximately 200 new jobs at the plant.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  automotive-industry  Ford  illinois  midwest  chicago  jobs  manufacturing  unions  right-to-work 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturers emphasize jobs for Ohio - The Columbus Dispatch
Manufacturing-company executives gathered on Friday to talk about how jobs can be drawn to Ohio while staying competitive nationally and abroad.
u.s.-manufacturing  regional-reports  ohio  whirlpool  Ford  ak-steel  Around-the-web  this-week-326 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
First Raise in a Decade for US Auto Workers - IndustryWeek
United Auto Workers officials negotiate a transformational deal with Fiat Chrysler that includes union-wide raises, signing bonuses, profit sharing and American factory investment, and will likely be used as a template for new contracts with GM and Ford.
this-week-323  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  workforce  GM  General-Motors  Ford  auto-sfp-10-15 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Ford Opens Research and Innovation Center at Stanford Research Park in Palo Alto, California - Area Development
Ford opened the Research and Innovation Center at Stanford Research Park in Palo Alto, California, to accelerate its development of technologies and experiments in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and big data.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  automotive-industry  ford  california  pacific-states  innovation-centers  big-data 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Google Self-Driving Cars may be Built by GM, Ford, Toyota, or Mercedes - Slate
While the world’s major automakers were twiddling their cruise-control knobs, Google zoomed past them in developing the technology for the driverless cars of the (possible) future.
this-week-289  around-the-web  matt  google  automotive-industry  midwest  detroit  michigan  GM  mercedes-benz  ford  toyota 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Ford Motor Company To Add 850 Jobs At Its Dearborn, Michigan, Rouge Center - Area Development
Ford Motor Company will add 850 new jobs at its historic Ford Rouge Center, comprised of the Dearborn Truck, Dearborn Stamping and Dearborn, Michigan, Diversified facilities. The new jobs will support production of the all-new 2015 F-150 launching in a matter of weeks.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  automotive-industry  ford  michigan  jobs  midwest 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Ford Motor Company Adds Second Shift At Its Kansas City, Missouri, Assembly Plant, Creating 1,200 Jobs - Area Development
Ford Motor Company plans to add a second shift and 1,200 employees at its Kansas City, Missouri, Assembly Plant to build the all-new Ford Transit van, previously manufactured exclusively overseas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  missouri  midwest  ford  automotive-industry  jobs  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  assembly-plant 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Ford Makes $129 Million Investment At Its Louisville, Kentucky, Assembly Plant - Area Development
Ford Motor Company will make a $129 million investment and hire of 300 additional employees at its Louisville, Kentucky, Assembly Plant to support production of the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  kentucky  south  automotive-industry  ford  louisville  jobs  manufacturing  assembly-plant 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Ford Opens Technical Support Center In Concord, North Carolina - Area Development
Ford Motor Company opened new 33,000 square foot Technical Support Center in Concord, North Carolina. The automaker said its state-of-the-art facility will add an array of tools to develop future performance vehicles and help increase Ford’s overall success in motorsports.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  ford  automotive-industry 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Ford Motor Company Invests $500 Million To Upgrade And Expand Lima, Ohio, Engine Plant - Area Development
Ford Motor Company will invest $500 million to upgrade its Lima, Ohio, Engine Plant and add 300 new jobs to support production of the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost specifically engineered for the next-generation 2015 Ford F-150.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  ohio  midwest  ford  automotive-industry  manufacturing 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Manufacturing Is Back. Sort Of. - Bloomberg View
Ford Motor Co. says it will be moving production of its F-650 and F-750 pickup trucks from Escobedo, Mexico, to Avon Lake, Ohio. This may seem like a triumph for U.S. competitiveness, but as usual, the truth about modern American manufacturing is more complex.
u.s.-manufacturing  nearshoring  backshoring  automotive-industry  ford  ohio  mexico  NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  this-week-253  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Ford Invests $168 Million To Relocate Truck Manufacturing To Its Avon Lake, Ohio, Production Plant - Area Development
Ford Motor Company is expected to invest $168 million in Northern Ohio and move production of two new medium-duty truck models from Mexico to Ohio. Ford will assemble the F-650 and F-750 models at its Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, according to U.S. Rep Marcy Kaptur.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  ohio  midwest  manufacturing  automotive-industry  ford 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Ford Awards Automotive Research Grant to Kentucky -
Governor Steve Beshear today announced Ford has awarded the state a $120,000 grant for automotive battery research.
this-week-250  around-the-web  matt  kentucky  economic-development  south  automotive-industry  ford  research  grant  manufacturing 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Ford Invests $80 Million To Increase Production At Its Louisville, Kentucky, Truck Plant - Area Development
Ford Motor Company will Invest $80 million and add 350 new jobs at its Louisville, Kentucky, Truck Plant to meet growing demand for Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  area-development-news  kentucky  automotive-industry  ford  jobs  south 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Ford to Launch 23 New Models, Add 11,000 Jobs Next Year - NBC
After adding 14,000 U.S. jobs over the last two years, the company plans to bring on another 5,000 workers in 2014.
this-week-242  around-the-web  matt  ford  automotive-industry  jobs  research&development 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Ford Invests $8 Million To Open Electric Vehicle Battery Development Lab At University of Michigan - Area Development Online
Ford Motor Company invested $8 million to develop a battery development laboratory at the University of Michigan’s Phoenix Memorial Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Michigan designed to discover more efficient methods of powering electrified vehicles.
electric-car  michigan  automotive-industry  economic-development  site-selection  ford  matt  ann-arbor 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Incentives Help Automakers Address Global Challenges - Area Development Online
Incentives offered by the state of Kentucky demonstrated to Ford that Kentucky valued reinvestment and job retention on a par with new investment and new jobs.
automotive-industry  area-development-q3-2013  economic-development  taxes-incentives  area-development-features  site-selection  ford  matt  toyota  kentucky 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Ford Invests $700 Million Into Its Oakville, Ontario, Manufacturing Facility - Area Development Online
Ford will invest $700 million into its Oakville, Ontario, production and manufacturing campus, a move that the firm said will secure 2,800 jobs. The car company, nicknamed Blue Oval, will also bring several new global vehicle models to the plant.
manufacturing  jobs  automotive-industry  canada  ontario  economic-development  site-selection  location-canada  ford  matt 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Ford, GM, Toyota Production Puts Kentucky Among Nations Automotive Elite - Business First
More than 657,000 vehicles have been produced in Kentucky this year, ranking the Bluegrass state third in the nation for mid-year auto production.
gm  manufacturing  michigan  automotive-industry  general-motors  u.s.-manufacturing  ohio  around-the-web  ford  matt  this-week-225  kentucky 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Ford executive: Detroit bankruptcy 'is going to be good' -
At the same time of Detroit's first bankruptcy hearing Wednesday, Ford Motor Co. executives were asked about the city's health in a conference call with analysts, investors and the media for its second quarter results.
around-the-web  ford  detroit  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Auto job boom rolls on as Ford expands, again - CNBC
Ford is expanding again. This time, the country's second-largest automaker is adding 800 jobs, primarily in vehicle development.
michigan  automotive-industry  around-the-web  business-expansion  ford  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Ford, Tesla Lead Surge in U.S. Auto Stocks - Automotive News
America's oldest car company, Ford Motor Co., and its youngest, Tesla Motors Inc., both reached 100-week highs on Tuesday, the latest in a long list of signs all pointing to the same thing: the U.S. auto industry is hot.
manufacturing  this-week-221  automotive-industry  around-the-web  tesla  economic-development  ford  matt 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
As century-old Ford plant comes down, an elegy for U.S. manufacturing (Column) - The York Daily Record
What industrial might the place was, with smokestacks and train tracks and assembly lines and paint booths and the clamor of air tools and hydraulics. Old Henry Ford, when he was starting out, could see to it that a load of iron-ore pellets was delivered at one end of a building and a car would come out the other end.
minnesota  automotive-industry  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  minneapolis  this-week-218  ford 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
American Auto Industry About to go on Hiring Spree - El Paso Inc.
The auto industry is about to go on a hiring spree as car makers and parts suppliers race to find engineers, technicians and factory workers to build the next generation of vehicles.
chrysler  manufacturing  jobs  honda  automotive-industry  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  GM  workforce  this-week-218  ford  matt 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
3D Printing Helps Ford Cut Production Time on Some Parts by 25% - Mashable
Companies are continuing to reap the benefits of 3D printing, a decades-old technology that has increased in popularity over the past few years as the prices of printing machines and materials have come down.
manufacturing  GE  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  3d-printing  ford  matt 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Ford Invests $1.1 Billion To Retool and Expand Its Kansas City, Missouri, Assembly Plant, Adding 2,000 Jobs - Area Development Online
Ford will add more than 2,000 jobs at its Kansas City, Missouri, Assembly Plant to meet demand for its Ford F-150 and planned production of its new Ford Transit. Ford said it is investing $1.1 billion to retool and expand the facility for production of both the F-150 and Transit, including a 437,000 square foot stamping facility and a 78,000 square foot paint shop.
jobs  missouri  automotive-industry  kansas-city  economic-development  site-selection  ford  assembly-plant  matt 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Economic Developers Working “Smarter” With Incentives - Area Development Online
With slower economic growth and budget constraints still facing many states, economic development agencies are being more selective when awarding competitive incentives to expanding and relocating companies.
taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  ford  matt  kentucky 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Ford Motor Company Investing $773 Million To Expand Michigan Manufacturing Plants, Creating 2,350 Jobs - Area Development Online
Ford Motor Company said it is investing more than $773 million on new equipment and capacity expansion at six of its manufacturing facilities across southeast Michigan, as it delivers on a commitment to invest $6.2 billion in U.S. plants by 2015.
manufacturing  Ford  automotive-industry  michigan 
december 2012 by areadevelopment
Ford idles some overseas production - CBC News
Ford Motor Co. says it has idled three overseas factories to conserve auto parts following last month's earthquake in Japan.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-126  Ford  automotive-industry  supply-chain  business-globalization  JapanQuake  manufacturing 
april 2011 by areadevelopment
Will Electric Cars Be The Next Red/Blue Divide? - Fast Company
Ford--which is about to release an all-electric version of the Focus--just put out the above map of the United States with the cities it feels are best suited to electric car ownership.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-125  sustainable-development  automotive-industry  Ford  site-selection  electric-car  energy-sustainable-development 
april 2011 by areadevelopment
Ford to Boost Car Output for U.S. Market -
Ford Motor Co. plans to boost vehicle production for its U.S. dealers by 13% this quarter and may increase output throughout the year, which could result in the addition of more shifts.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  automotive-industry  Ford  cars  labor  jobs 
february 2011 by areadevelopment

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