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ford reportedly plans to cut 10% of its workers


ford motor co. is reportedly planning substantial job cuts in order to boost profits and raise its stock price. the wall street journal reported that the cuts would target salaried employees and would reduce ford's global headcount by about 10%. the cuts are said to largely target salaried employees....






ford reportedly plans to cut 10% of its workers


ford motor co. is reportedly planning substantial job cuts in order to boost profits and raise its stock price. the wall street journal reported that the cuts would target salaried employees and would reduce ford's global head count by about 10%. the cuts are said to largely target salaried employees....






ford lays off 130 at ohio plant it touted to deflect trump


ford motor co. has temporarily laid off 130 workers at its plant in avon lake, ohio -- jobs it had hoped to preserve by moving production there from mexico in 2015.






this robo-exoskeleton is helping kids with cerebral palsy to walk


a new study into the use of robotic exoskeletons has shown great potential in the treatment of cerebral palsy.






inspiring co-workers is the ‘superpower’ of new ford ceo


jim hackett is ford’s bet on a new leader for a time when the auto industry is in a state of change, and making lots of cars and trucks is not a guarantee of success in the future.






goldfish-driven vehicles reach new heights


goldfish-driven vehicles continue to make great strides since our previous coverage. now they are higher up and on a sturdier wheelbase, allowing free movement around any gallery where this iteration resides. quentin destieu and sylvain huguet say: machine 2 fish is an artistic installation using a robotic experimental system that translates the movements of a living goldfish into the physical locomotion of a robot. it is a question of allowing a goldfish to move in a terrestrial universe thanks to this prosthesis. the aim is to create a pseudo-intelligent system linking the fish and the machine to a stand-alone device that refers to cyborgs and science fiction. this project was born in 2010 as part of a residency with the support of m2f créations / lab gamerz, the 2016 version embed






tribute room at michigan airport honors president ford


grand rapids, mich. (ap) — visitors to gerald r. ford international airport in western michigan now have a new place to remember president gerald ford and learn about his legacy. the airport and gerald r. ford presidential foundation officials joined ford’s son, steve ford, and others last month for an official opening of the president […]






i tried out an exoskeleton that some ford workers are using -- and it was great


the eksovest isn't quite the robot suit jeff bezos piloted, but it's a look into the near future of work.






ford offers buyouts to 15,000 workers, including some in california


ford motor co. plans to eliminate about 1,400 salaried positions by offering buyout packages to 15,000 employees in asia and north america, including some in california. the buyouts specifically affect corporate staff, including the finance, legal, communications, government affairs and purchasing...






ford to cut 1,400 jobs in north america, asia


ford is cutting 1,400 jobs in north america and asia pacific this year in an effort to boost profits. the company will offer voluntary early retirement and separation packages to around 10 percent of its non-factory workers in departments like sales, marketing and human resources.






trump tweets, then ford announces investment in three michigan plants


ford motor co on tuesday said it would invest $1.2 billion in three michigan facilities and create 130 jobs in projects largely in line with a previous agreement with the united auto workers union, hours after u.s. president donald trump touted a “major investment” by the automaker on tw...






tom ford bids farewell to see-now, buy-now concept, sets up shop in hedi slimane


tom ford is saying goodbye to see-now-buy-now. the decision follows fall’s one-season experiment during which he staged a tony, civilized affair at the former four seasons restaurant in new york. for spring 2018, ford will return to the traditional calendar, but not in london, where he’s shown...






ford to cut 1,400 salaried jobs in north america, asia


ford is cutting 1,400 jobs in north america and asia pacific this year in an effort to boost profits. the company will offer voluntary early retirement and separation packages to around 10 percent of its non-factory workers in departments like sales, marketing and human resources. it expects the...






ford to cut 1,400 salaried jobs in north america, asia


ford motor co. plans to cut 10 percent of its salaried jobs in north america and asia pacific this year in an effort to boost profits. the company says it will offer voluntary early retirement and separation packages to its workers. it expects 1,400 positions to be affected by the end of september....






ford to move focus production from u.s. to china


ford motor co. will export vehicles from china to the u.s. for the first time starting in 2019. ford will move production of its ford focus small car from the u.s. to china, where it already makes the focus for chinese buyers. ford's president of global operations joe hinrichs says the move will...






me & my car: ’32 ford street rod a fan favorite


according to the website flightsglobal.net, there has never been a more popular car among hot rodders than the 1932 ford. there are at least six companies today that build replica parts, frames and bodies for this classic ford roadster.






ford to import focus small car from china in 2019


detroit (ap) — ford motor co. will export vehicles from china to the u.s. for the first time starting in 2019. ford will move production of its ford focus small car from the u.s. to china, where it already makes the focus for chinese buyers. ford’s president of global operations joe hinrichs says the move […]






ford is cutting 1,400 non-factory jobs in north america and asia


ford motor co. is cutting 1,400 jobs in north america and the asia pacific region this year in an effort to boost profit. the company will offer voluntary early retirement and separation packages to about 10% of its non-factory workers in departments such as sales, marketing and human resources....






ford replaces ceo mark fields amid sagging stock price and transition into ‘mobi


ford motor co. executive chairman bill ford called new ceo jim hackett a 'visionary' who knows how to remake a business






ford recalls more than 400,000 vehicles over driveshaft problem


ford issued a safety recall for more than 400,000 vehicles in north america on wednesday over a defective driveshaft that could result in loss of power while driving or unexpected movement while parked. the recall covers certain 2015 to 2017 ford transit vans and chassis cabs built in ford’s kansas...






ford to cut 1,400 salaried jobs in north america, asia


detroit (ap) — ford motor co. plans to cut 10 percent of its salaried jobs in north america and asia pacific this year in an effort to boost profits. the company says it will offer voluntary early retirement and separation packages to its workers. it expects 1,400 positions to be affected by the end of […]






ford increasing summer production of suvs


detroit (ap) — ford motor co. will operate its kentucky suv plant for an extra week this summer to meet demand for the ford escape and lincoln mkc. ford’s north american plants normally have a two-week shutdown in july, but the louisville assembly plant will take only one week. it will build more than 8,500 […]






ford increasing summer production of suvs


ford motor co. will operate its kentucky suv plant for an extra week this summer to meet demand for the ford escape and lincoln mkc.






in a first, ford to import focus small car from china


in a first, ford motor said it will export vehicles from china. ford said tuesday that in 2019, it plans to move production of its ford focus small car from the u.s. to china, where it already makes the focus for chinese buyers.






a history of the men who have led ford motor co.


ford named jim hackett its 10th ceo monday. the 114-year-old company did not have an official ceo role until it went public in the 1950s. so henry and edsel ford served as presidents of the company but never ceo.






ford looking for championships with upgraded nascar lineup


daytona beach, fla. (ap) — ford’s courtship of stewart-haas racing was nothing short of clandestine. no matter how ford crunched the numbers, it was at a significant deficit in car count. it hindered the manufacturer’s ability to win a championship — ford last won a cup title in 2004 — and new leadership recognized an […]






ford-controlled company acquires laser-detection firm


ford motor co.’s autonomous car software and robotics subsidiary has purchased a laser-detection company. the move by ford-controlled argo ai is another example of automakers and tech companies assembling pieces to develop self-driving vehicles in-house. ford announced friday that pittsburgh-based...






tom ford expands brand offerings to include men's underwear


tom ford is on a roll with new categories. next up: undies. a week after he revealed his new luxury watch partnership with tom kartsotis’ bedrock manufacturing co., ford has revealed that he’s getting into underwear — men’s only to start. it will be done through a license with the italian manufacturing...






ford replacing ceo in push to transform business


dearborn, mich. — in a shake-up reflecting the pressures on the american auto industry, ford motor is replacing its chief executive, mark fields, according to officials briefed on the move. jim hackett, who oversees the ford subsidiary that works on autonomous vehicles, will take the reins from...






tom ford partners with shinola founder on luxury watches


tom ford international is getting into the luxury timepiece sector, as first reported in wwd in december. ford has revealed a collaboration with bedrock manufacturing co., founded by tom kartsotis, to design, manufacture and distribute a collection of swiss-made watches. details about the designs...






review: 'between them' by richard ford


who are our parents, really? why can't we see them clearly, as their children? what happens when a writer of enormous skill and compassion takes on his parents as a topic? these are questions explored by richard ford in his deeply moving new memoir, "between them." ford has humble expectations...






ford reveals new aluminum-sided expedition suv


detroit (ap) — ford motor co.’s biggest suv is dropping some weight. ford says the 2018 expedition is 300 pounds lighter than the previous model thanks to a new aluminum body and a high-strength steel frame. it’s the second ford vehicle to get the aluminum treatment, after the f-series pickup. but it’s not the first […]






report: ford plans substantial job cuts in order to boost profits


the wall street journal reports that ford motor co. is planning substantial job cuts in order to boost profits and raise its stock price. the newspaper says the cuts would target salaried employees and would reduce ford's global headcount by an equivalent of 10 percent. ford didn't confirm the...






‘i am here to continue rob’s legacy’: doug ford is running for mayor of toronto


ford himself said it was the world's worst-kept secret at the annual ford fest barbecue in etobicoke






ford recalling 53,000 trucks that can roll away while parked


new york (ap) — ford is recalling 53,000 2017 f-250 trucks because they can roll away even when they are parked due to a manufacturing error. ford says drivers should use the parking brake to make sure that parked cars don’t move. dealers will also replace the defective part for free, but ford doesn’t have […]