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Ford asks suppliers for backup plans to avoid repeats of supply shortages


October 13, 2014 7:36 am ET

Ford Motor Co. is asking Tier 1 suppliers to make backup production plans for key plants that could disrupt Ford's vehicle assembly if they shut down.

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Ford demonstrates Magna's seamless rear window on new F-150


August 14, 2014 11:34 am ET

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. today demonstrated its “seamless sliding rear window” feature developed by Canadian supplier Magna International Inc. for the new 2015 Ford F-150 pickups.

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Study: Maintaining good supplier relationships pay off for carmakers


August 6, 2014 10:06 am ET

What is it worth for an automaker to have good relations with its suppliers? For Honda and Toyota, quite a lot, according to a study published Aug. 5 by researcher John Henke.

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Ford creates $1 million engineering scholarship


July 11, 2014 9:49 am ET

Ford Motor Co. has created a $1 million scholarship program for engineering students in honor of former CEO Alan Mulally, who retired June 30.

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Ford using plastics, composites and aluminum to lighten up the Fusion


June 11, 2014 11:11 am ET

Ford’s Lightweight Concept shown last week cuts the weight of a 2013 Fusion mid-sized sedan nearly 25 percent, or about 900 pounds, by making maximum use of lightweight materials, the automaker says.

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Bioplastics alliance looks to guide supply chain


June 11, 2014 11:00 am ET

The Bioplastics Feedstock Alliance (BFA), a group of brand owners including Coca-Cola Co. and Unilever NV, is assessing criteria for sustainable biomass production in the wake of data that suggests global demand for bio-based and biodegradable...

Kentucky forms group to lure auto jobs


April 10, 2014 11:47 am ET

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said April 7 that he is creating the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association to bring more auto jobs to his state.

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Plastics continue to point the way forward for auto industry


April 9, 2014 2:55 pm ET

More demonstration of the capabilities of plastics and polymer composites is needed to expand the use of those materials in automotive applications, according to a new roadmap from the American Chemistry Council's plastics division.

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Australian auto suppliers prepare for the end, look to diversify


February 25, 2014 2:40 pm ET

After 2017, the auto industry will come to a halt in Australia.

Auto suppliers eye presence in Russian market


January 22, 2014 10:48 am ET

Russia's “weak” auto parts industry is expected to improve as Tier 1 suppliers such as Visteon Corp. and Robert Bosch GmbH increase their presence in the market and component makers such as GKN Driveline, TRW Automotive and Getrag consider setting up operations there.

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