Job Creation

General Motors, workers are still the backbone of Old Newsboys after 90 years

FLINT, MI — Whether it's contributing money, paying employees while they stand on street corners selling newspapers or aiding in administrative duties, General Motors has been the backbone of Old Newsboys since its inception.

It all began in 1924 with a couple of men with big hearts.

Taking his cue from The Old Newsboys/Good Fellows of Detroit, the superintendent of Flint's Buick Body Plant, O.W. Young, known to his friends as Youngie, saw a need for a similar program in Flint.

Ford creating $1M scholarship fund to honor retired CEO Mulally

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it’s creating a $1 million scholarship fund to honor recently-retired CEO Alan Mulally.

The Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship will honor automotive engineering students from universities around the world starting in the spring of 2015. Each year for 10 years, the scholarship will offer 10 students $10,000 one-time scholarships.
 

Ford giving $1 million to new African American museum

DEARBORN, MICH-- — . Ford Motor Co. says it’s donating $1 million to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is scheduled to open in 2016 on the National Mall in Washington.

Congress established the National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2003 as the 19th museum of the Smithsonian. The 400,000-square-foot building is under construction at a 5-acre site next to the Washington Monument and is expected to cost about $500 million.

Manufacturing groups pressing for currency provisions in trade deals

More than a dozen leading manufacturing groups on Thursday called on the Obama administration to include currency manipulation provisions in all future trade agreements, especially the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

The 13 groups, including the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC), sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, as TPP talks begin in Ottawa.

FORD BEST-SELLING BRAND AMONG AMERICAN MILITARY FAMILIES; F-150 TOP SELLER OVERALL, ESCAPE NO. 1 SUV

Ford is best-selling brand among American military families, according to Polk vehicle registrations analyzed in an IHS Automotive military sample of 19.3 million households of active, retired or veteran military personnel; Ford has three vehicles in the top 10, with F-150 topping the list

Ford Escape is best-selling sport utility vehicle among American military families and third most popular vehicle overall. In Philadelphia, Detroit and Cleveland markets, Escape is top-selling vehicle among military families

Customizer Saleen revises look of 2015 Ford Mustang

The new 2015 Ford Mustang isn't even out yet and already customizers are letting their dreams run wild.

One of the best in the business, Steve Saleen, has now offered his take. He is showing a picture this week of how he would dress up the new Mustang. He takes the classic approach, with clean horizontal lines and a minimum of clutter, judging from the one front view that he released.

Coalition of Business Leaders Urge Obama Administration to Address Currency Manipulation

For Immediate Release:

July 1, 2014
Contact: Colin Dunn
info@americanautocouncil.org
202-400-2609

Coalition of Business Leaders Urge Obama Administration to Address Currency Manipulation

U.S. Manufacturing Associations Look to Protect American Jobs Ahead of TPP Talks in Ottawa

Letter to Secretary Lew and Ambassador Froman on Currency Manipulation

July 1, 2014
 
Secretary Jacob J. Lew                                              Ambassador Michael Froman
Secretary of the Treasury                                           United States Trade Representative
Department of the Treasury                                        Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW                                600 17th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20220                                             Washington D.C.

Chrysler to invest $63M at Warren Stamping Plant

Chrysler Group LLC will invest $63 million in its Warren Stamping Plant to expand capacity.

The money will be used to buy and install a high-tech, high-speed press line that will increase capacity by about 3.6 million parts per year, the automaker said in a statement Wednesday.

The 65-year-old plant provides parts stamped from sheet metal — hoods, roofs, liftgates, side apertures, fenders and floor pans — for vehicles including the Dodge Grand Caravan, Durango and Dart; Jeep Grand Cherokee; Chrysler Town & Country; and Ram trucks.

Ford Reveals All-New 2015 Edge Crossover

Ford has announced its all-new 2015 Edge crossover. Using the same vehicle architecture as the Ford Fusion, the Edge features a front camera for better visibility, adaptive cruise control and inflatable seat belts, Ford said in a statement released Tuesday.

The Edge will be offered with a 245-horsepower 2-liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine, as well as the standard naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 and a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 that Ford says will deliver more than 300 horsepower. The Edge will also be available with all-wheel drive for the first time.