Ford Motor Company
Many automakers have been testing the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles for years, but so far haven’t been able to bring costs down enough to sell the vehicles in mass markets.
We met quite a gentleman in Ford country — Henry Ford himself to be exact. Actually five Henry Fords materialized in the exhibit — each representing the engineering genius at different points in his life.
Unlike Good King Wenceslas or St. Thomas Aquinas, Detroit’s luminaries didn’t plant daisy patches or rise to power because they were pure of heart. Not every leader can be as classy as a long-stemmed rose. In Detroit’s case, they have been more like rogue stems with ubiquitous thorns.
The trucks by were donated by Newsman’s Own, Inc. and Ford to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.
A half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall will be in Metro Detroit this week. Named “The Wall That Heals,” it’ll arrive in Dearborn on Tuesday, and starting Thursday, it’ll be on display on the grounds of Ford Motor Co.
Detroit Manufacturing Systems on Southfield Road is expected to bring hundreds of high-tech, automotive interior component assembly jobs to the city through a long-term contract with Ford Motor Company.
Although not open to tourists, places near and dear to the hearts of Detroit founders are shrines to ingenuity.
Ford posts a 2011 operating profit of $8.8 billion. Workers get $6200 profit sharing checks.
Stronger sales pushed Ford’s revenue up 14 per cent to $33.1 billion.
Thanks to big, positive votes at locals in Dearborn and Flat Rock, the deal — which was going down in defeat last week — now leads with a 58- to 42-percent margin.