Ford


No manufacturer makes it to the top without taking some risks, and many times staying at the top means taking even more risks. For Ford, the F-series pickup trucks have been at the top of sales charts for over 30 years, but rather than follow the same winning formula with the 2015 F-150, Ford chose to take the bold step of making a significant change to the market-leading truck and switching from steel construction to aluminum. According to Bruce Hettle, vice president, North America Manufacturing, this change has created numerous ripples throughout the company’s manufacturing operations that have resulted in some positive changes for the company and the economy. 


Ford