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Ford's Ambitious Make-Over - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy

by John McElroy (RSS feed) on Jun 12th, 2008 at 4:29PM

It could be the most dramatic retooling effort since the early days of World War II, when Detroit earned its nick name as the Arsenal of Democracy. Word leaked out yesterday that Ford is calling its plant managers and top union leaders to the company's headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan to debrief them on an ambitious plan to revamp its manufacturing plants. Ford wants a crash program to change over many of its truck plants to produce fuel-efficient passenger cars. The urgency conveyed by this development (the company will not yet officially confirm it) is due to the surge in gasoline and... Read More

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