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BurntOrange

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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 7:29:42 AM

Ford Motor could exceed its commitment to hire 12,000 people by the end of 2015.

"There is a high probability we will surpass that number," Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of the Americas, said in an interview.

Hinrichs is at Ford's retooled Kansas City plant, at Claycomo, Mo., today where almost 5,000 employees have started assembly of the 2015 Ford Transit that is being built and sold in the U.S. for the first time.The workforce includes an additional 2,000 employees, most of them new hires, to add a third crew to the plant.

Ford has invested $1.1 billion to add production of the full-size commercial van now and to prepare for production of the 2015 F-150 full-size pickup next year.
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txequitygas
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 10:51:09 AM

Go Ford!
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BBopp
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 6:13:59 AM

This is great news for many people about 2000!
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skippypa
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:49:06 PM

ok Ford
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:55:55 PM

Good for Ford. Another van .....
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:52:51 PM

good
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:50:24 PM

good
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 7:10:57 PM

Very good
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Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 5:51:30 PM

So , will that solve unemployment problem?
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 3:50:29 PM

good
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:37:23 PM

Good news.
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:23:34 PM

Keeping the jobs here in the USA! Yea Ford!!!!
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Yooperheart
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:44:35 PM

Leaning to a Ford purchase now.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:41:55 PM

Go Ford!
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pricechecker08
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:05:37 PM

At lest with Ford we are having USA jobs.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:05:19 PM

Very good news for a change.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:04:26 PM

More jobs are good for the economy. Oh, and without government help. That is the way it should be.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:02:27 PM

Suspect the Transit will be a winner for Ford.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:54:42 AM

Works for me.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:42:59 AM

Good
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:42:25 AM

Good for Ford and US.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:24:34 AM

Nice to hear
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:23:00 AM

Yeah
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:18:47 AM

Private sector has to produce the jobs, but government regulations make it more difficult! Way to go ford!
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:51:03 AM

Go Ford!
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:40:29 AM

We need new jobs. So good for Ford.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:33:44 AM

This looks a lot like the Mercedes Benz Sprinter and the Fiat-bases Ram ProMaster vans. Ford's timing is good since a lot of small businesses use these for work and delivery purposes and they should do well with it as the economy continues to recover and more businesses need to replace their pre-recession vehicles.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:25:52 AM

We're on the verge of a new trend in the auto industry where employee inventives are based on quality versus sales. GM is heading that way. If it works then others will surely follow.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:56:50 AM

Most likely have new recalls.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:47:54 AM

good for USA but I hope the quality is there.....
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:44:43 AM

So the good people of Avon Ohio couldn't build the Transport? They can only build the E series.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:24:41 AM

more jobs are a good thing
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:23:58 AM

Good news for Ford!
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:21:36 AM

Made in America. Sweet.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:19:33 AM

Go ahead, Ford!
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:11:43 AM

awesome news
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:06:55 AM

Good news.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:02:38 AM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:01:16 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:01:01 AM

Lets hope it pans out
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:59:03 AM

Good news, I hope the new van is a success for them.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:53:38 AM

Jobs are good
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:50:48 AM

Wow, another good example of setting goals and trying to surpass them. Good for Ford and those that will be Ford employees.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:40:57 AM

More US jobs!!
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:30:42 AM

They must be doing good
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:29:45 AM

Keep Americans employed.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:27:19 AM

Good for Ford
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:25:08 AM

Go Ford.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:18:30 AM

I grew up in England, and everyone there at one time or another has ridden in a Transit van or driven one or both.

Great to see this finally happening. The European design gives owners far more cargo capacity than any E series ever could.

Ford is ahead of GM here. Again.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:12:52 AM

Good for them. More jobs too!
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:09:52 AM

good for Missouri
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