Company Profile: Ford Motor Co.

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Incorporated in 1919 in Detroit, Michigan as a manufacturer of cars, Ford has grown to become the world’s largest producer of trucks and second-largest producer of cars. The company’s automotive brands include Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover and Aston Martin.

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COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: One American Road, Dearborn, MI 48126
COMPANY WEB SITE: www.ford.com
2001 GROSS REVENUES: $162.4B
NUMBER OF EXMPLOYEES: 354,431
TYPES OF BUSINESS: Design, manufacturing and marketing of cars, trucks, industrial and construction equipment and defense components.
TYPES OF FEDERAL CONTRACTS: Manufacturing of cars, trucks and defense components. In 1994, the US Postal Service granted Ford a $122 contract to develop a hybrid electric-gas car.

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