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    Default Only Ford Vehicles Allowed in Plant Parking Lot

    DEARBORN, Mich. — The parking lot at Ford Motor Co.'s (F) Dearborn Truck plant just got a little more exclusive.

    Plant manager Rob Webber announced Monday that, starting Feb. 1, the parking lot may be used only by employees who drive vehicles built by Ford or one of its subsidiaries.

    Jerry Sullivan, president of United Auto Workers Local 600, which represents about 2,600 workers at the plant, applauded Webber's move.

    "Everybody's in this together. (We need) to buy the products we make and support the company," Sullivan said. "This is a good place to start."

    The UAW in the past has banished Asian and European vehicles from its parking lots. The restriction at Dearborn Truck, however, may be the first to be sanctioned by an automaker, The Detroit News reported Friday.

    Webber's move came the same day Ford announced a restructuring plan under which it will cut up to 30,000 jobs and close 14 facilities by 2012. Ford said the plan is designed to make the company's North American division, which lost $1.6 billion last year, profitable by 2008.

    "It was something this plant manager took upon himself. It's not a companywide policy," Ford spokeswoman Anne Marie Gattari said, adding that Webber made the decision after consulting with local UAW leaders.

    The ban applies to both salaried and hourly workers with permits to park on site. About 15 percent of Dearborn Truck employees have such permits. Employees who don't drive Ford products can still park in an employee lot across Miller Road and walk to the plant, which produces F-150 pickup trucks.
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    What a silly manager.
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    I can say something and start a Chevy vs Ford war, which would be new to this board, but I won't.
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    So....they want an entire parking lot full of broken down vehicles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheresOnlyOneWay
    So....they want an entire parking lot full of broken down vehicles?

    You said it...not me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheresOnlyOneWay
    So....they want an entire parking lot full of broken down vehicles?


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    they'll need a junkyard permit.

    i dunno, i guess it's a good idea. go drive by any auto plant and see what they have in the lots...my dad worked at the Jeep plant and didn't own a Chrysler product for a long time. he did have a Mercedes S-Class for a while but he never drove it to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheresOnlyOneWay
    So....they want an entire parking lot full of broken down vehicles?

    f. o. r. d = fix or repair daily or found on road dead
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    When you are laying off 30,000 people the last thing you need is bad publicity.

    This move underlines why FORD is failing.

    What they could have done was let their employees who don't drive Ford vehicles trade their non-Ford straight up for a 2005 Ford, any model.

    How about all of those folks who lost their cars in hurricane Katrina, how about a free Ford?

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    Those are some great ideas you got there.

    Ever think about a management position in a certain car company??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300
    When you are laying off 30,000 people the last thing you need is bad publicity.

    This move underlines why FORD is failing.
    I couldn't agree with you more, that is just an incredibly stupid move to follow a 30k person layfoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc
    Those are some great ideas you got there.

    Ever think about a management position in a certain car company??

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    This surely isn't the first time an automaker has done something like that.

    I know Chrysler did something similar a few years back.

    I kind of see both sides on this one. In my work, if someone went and bought an appliance down the road at somewhere else, I would think the guy is a jackass. But, if someone already owned it before working there, that's a different story.

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    What a stupid move.

    Not to American if you ask me.

    America makes too many cars.
    America makes too many models of their cars.
    Let's build a car that can rival Japanese vehicles.

    All American automakers need to buy a 1993 Honda Accord with 250,000 miles on it....and ask themselves why it still feels tight....and why the motor is aging but doesn't leak oil and the transmission still shifts smooothy. Why can Honda and Toyota build great cars that have great resale value and are generally very dependable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy
    What a stupid move.

    Not to American if you ask me.

    America makes too many cars.
    America makes too many models of their cars.
    Let's build a car that can rival Japanese vehicles.

    All American automakers need to buy a 1993 Honda Accord with 250,000 miles on it....and ask themselves why it still feels tight....and why the motor is aging but doesn't leak oil and the transmission still shifts smooothy. Why can Honda and Toyota build great cars that have great resale value and are generally very dependable.

    The reason that Hondas and Toyotas have high resale value is because of perceived dependability by the public such as yourself. Most Hondas are now made in the USA. All companies are using Chinese parts or in some instances even sharing the same parts. These foreign companies have just as many problems as the domestics. Ford and GM didn't follow the market well. They relied on the big truck/SUV market and when gas prices rose and people started going with smaller cars, they lost. They also make ugly uninspired cars.

 

 

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