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Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company created the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) to promote the unique and significant economic contribution of the U.S.-based auto companies to the American economy and to advocate for an American Manufacturing Initiative. The new organization is an expansion of the three companies’ productive work together as members of the Automotive Trade Policy Council on international trade and economic policies. Together, these three auto companies represent innovation, research and technology development that can drive America’s economic leadership in a new century.

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Jan 21 2014
Written by Chris Woodyard | Posted on USA Today

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Ask Jennifer Trathen about why she inspects the freshly painted body panel of a SRT Viper supercar so meticulously, and she doesn't miss a beat.

"I'm OCD," she says.

While it appears unlikely that she actually has obsessive-compulsive disorder, Trathen makes her point. She is among the last to scrutinize every square inch of glistening paint on the carbon-fiber hoods, roofs, fender or other body panels destined to become one of the the hottest cars on the planet.

Filed Under: Research & Development
Jan 17 2014
New Haven Register Business

More vehicles than ever on display at the Detroit auto show are using non-traditional materials — aluminum, carbon fiber, magnesium — as US automakers fight to get vehicle weight down and gas mileage up.

Ford’s introduction of aluminum body panels for its workhorse F150 pickup truck was a radical shift which it said would knock up to 700 pounds (317 kilograms) from the truck’s weight.

But it presents a challenge to discerning buyers who are accustomed to the country’s premier pickup being built with solid steel, but also straining under high fuel costs.

Jan 17 2014
Written by Sarah Hollenbeck | Posted on 41 Action News

This week, Ford's automobile plant in Claycomo, Missouri is welcoming 1,000 new employees. The company needs more people to start building a fleet of 2015 Ford Transit Vans.
This is the most people Ford has hired since 2000, and the company is not done hiring yet. It will fill 175 more positions this March.
The company hopes to have thousands of 2015 Transits ready to sell this summer across the United States.

Jan 16 2014
Ford Media
  • Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant this week welcomes nearly 1,000 employees as preparation to build the all-new 2015 Ford Transit gets under way; 175 additional employees to start by March 2014
  • Overall this year, Ford is creating more than 5,000 new jobs, including 3,300 salaried positions – its largest hiring initiative since 2000; new jobs build on more than 14,000 Ford jobs in North America in the past two years
  • On sale this summer, the all-new Ford Transit is a lineup of full-size vans that pairs Ford’s legendary durability with greater functionality, best-in-class
Filed Under: Job Creation
Jan 16 2014
Fox News

We knew the 2015 Ford Mustang would be fast, but exactly how fast?

Well, now we know that too. Sort of.

While it’ll still be a couple of months before the performance specifications for the new Mustang are detailed in full, the man with the plan has confirmed the top speeds of models equipped with each of the three engines available.

Filed Under: Research & Development

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