Ford Prepares for Production of 2013 Escape SUV

Ford Motor Company will soon begin filling spots at the Louisville Assembly Plant to maintain two full-time production shifts to build the new 2013 Escape. “We just finished with our preproduction builds. We’re right now doing all the work stations and everything else and probably most of the maintenance guys are going through orientations on… Continue reading Ford Prepares for Production of 2013 Escape SUV

Ford Shows Off 2013 Escape, Leads SUV Sales

Ford Motor Company has unveiled the new 2013 Escape SUV, which will begin rolling off the Louisville Assembly Plant this spring. Earlier this year, Ford and the United Auto Workers union ratified a new four-year contract that calls for investments of over $600 million in the Louisville Assembly Plant. Hiring has been ongoing, but demand… Continue reading Ford Shows Off 2013 Escape, Leads SUV Sales

Ford Expects Hiring 3,100 Jobs By End of 2012

Ford Motor Company expects to hire all the new employees for its two Louisville plants by the end of next year. Gov. Steve Beshear joined Mayor Greg Fischer and Ford Motor President of the Americas Mark Fields in Louisville on Thursday. The politicians cheered the ratification of a new 4-year contract between Ford and the… Continue reading Ford Expects Hiring 3,100 Jobs By End of 2012

United Auto Workers Union Officially Ratifies Contract With Ford Motors

The United Auto Workers union has officially ratified its four-year contract with the Ford Motor Company. Louisville’s local 862 UAW helped push for ratification after 53 percent of union workers at Louisville’s two plants favored the new contract. Voting ended Tuesday night on the contract, which includes over $1 billion of investments at the two… Continue reading United Auto Workers Union Officially Ratifies Contract With Ford Motors

Louisville’s Ford Union Ratifies New 4-Year Contract

Louisville’s local United Auto Workers union has voted in favor of a new contract with Ford Motor Company. The last of the votes were counted Tuesday night and Louisville’s Local UAW 862 helped push for ratification of the agreement. Local UAW 862 voted with a slight majority of 53 percent to ratify the agreement, according… Continue reading Louisville’s Ford Union Ratifies New 4-Year Contract

Local Union Could Decide 4-Year Contract With Ford Motors

The fate of a contract between Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers union could come down to Louisville’s local chapter, which begins voting this week on the proposed four-year contract with the company. There have been mixed reviews on the new contract so far, and in several cities local unions have shot it… Continue reading Local Union Could Decide 4-Year Contract With Ford Motors

Louisville’s UAW Union Votes on Ford Motor Contract Next Week

Louisville’s local United Auto Workers union will vote on an agreement with Ford Motor Company next week. Michigan’s local union voted against the agreement Tuesday. Skilled-trade workers were less in favor of the contract than production workers. Around 50 percent of all reporting local unions have decided the contract doesn’t meet the concerns of union… Continue reading Louisville’s UAW Union Votes on Ford Motor Contract Next Week

Ford Motors Unveils Accident Prevention Technology

Ford Motor Company is showing off new technology in Louisville that allows cars to communicate with each other. The technology would help prevent some 80 percent of all light-vehicle crashes, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report. Ford demonstrated its research project in the parking lot at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The cars… Continue reading Ford Motors Unveils Accident Prevention Technology