Master Hands (1936) Chevrolet Manufacturing
Classic "capitalist realist" drama showing the manufacture of Chevrolets from foundry to finished vehicles. Though ostensibly a tribute to the "master hands" of the assembly line workers, it seems more of a paean to the designers of this impressive mass production system. Filmed in Flint, Michigan, just months before the United Auto Workers won union recognition with their famous sitdown strikes.
Selected for the 1999 National Film Registry of "artistically, culturally, and socially significant" films.
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Review - More than the sum of its upgrades
In the past we might have compared the SLK to that cute girl next door, or perhaps even a confident woman in a short suit skirt and naughty secretary glasses.
So weren't we shocked when Mercedes unveiled the all-new 2012 SLK. To carry on the metaphor, the internal monolog most certainly sounded like this: "Whoa... it's a dude."
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Dodge Durango Hemi Citadel GPL 2011
Madness US vous propose en stock le nouveau Dodge Durango Hemi Citadel 2011. Ce nouveau Durango est motorisé par le fameux moteur V8 Hemi de 5,7 litres de cylindrée développant la puissance de 360 chevaux. Ce V8 Hemi est équipé comme le nouveau Ram du Système MDS de déconnection de cylindres, ce qui a pour effet de réduire efficacement la consommation de carburant et les émissions polluantes.
Le nouveau Dodge Durango Hemi 2011 se démarque par une considérable montée en gamme : excellente finition, équipements très complets, matériaux de qualité ... Le modèle que nous vous proposons chez Madness US est une finition Citadel, le modèle disponible le plus optionné et luxueux. Il est évidemment vendu homologué en France et couvert pendant 24 mois par la garantie complète Madness US.
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2012 Ford Louisville Assembly Plant
The all-new Ford Escape is being built at the transformed Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville, Kentucky.
Ford Celebrates Fuel-Efficient Escape Launch, Additional Jobs at Louisville Assembly Plant
Ford has added 1,800 jobs at Louisville Assembly Plant (LAP), with 1,300 more on the way this year to build the all-new Escape, the nation's most fuel-efficient small utility vehicle with an automatic transmission
Ford has added more than 5,200 hourly jobs in the U.S. this year alone. With LAP's third shift, by year-end, Ford is on pace to deliver more than half of the 12,000 new U.S. hourly jobs it committed to add by 2015
In addition to Ford's $600 million investment, Louisville-area suppliers are supporting the Escape launch, with several investing more than $56 million and adding more than 900 jobs locally
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 13, 2012 -- Ford Motor Company, its employees, dealers and suppliers today are celebrating production of the all-new Ford Escape at the company's transformed Louisville Assembly Plant, one of several U.S. manufacturing sites where Ford is adding jobs to meet strong customer demand for fuel-efficient vehicles.
Ford already has added 1,800 jobs at Louisville Assembly Plant and is adding 1,300 additional workers to a third shift this fall, bringing total hourly employment at the plant to 4,200.
Nationwide, Ford has added more than 5,200 hourly jobs already this year. With Louisville's third-shift in place, by year end, Ford is set to deliver more than half of the 12,000 additional jobs it committed to add by 2015.
The company invested $600 million to convert Louisville Assembly from a plant producing body-on-frame SUVs into a facility that builds America's most fuel-efficient small utility vehicles with automatic transmissions.
"Today marks a celebration of progress and transformation," said Mark Fields, Ford's president of The Americas. "Louisville Assembly Plant's reinvention illustrates how Ford is going further, continuing to invest in American manufacturing and new jobs while delivering even more of the fuel-efficient vehicles that give customers true power of choice."
The upgraded Louisville Assembly Plant is capable of producing up to six different vehicles at the same time, making it Ford's most flexible U.S. plant.
As part of the upgrade, Ford installed new tooling and improved equipment in the plant's final assembly area and body shop, including more than 1,000 robots and 20 miles of conveyors. Reprogrammable tooling in the body shop allows the plant to produce multiple vehicle models at the same time without requiring downtime for tooling changeover.
"Manufacturing flexibility is critical to staying competitive in today's global automotive marketplace," said Jim Tetreault, Ford vice president of North America Manufacturing. "Our ability to produce up to six vehicles from a single plant gives us a sizable advantage in quickly adjusting our products and volumes to match changes in customer preferences and market factors."
Louisville Assembly is the third Ford plant in North America to retool from producing traditional body-on-frame trucks and SUVs to fuel-efficient vehicles from global platforms.