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Ford eNews -- March 20, 2013


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DEARBORN, MI--March 20, 2013:

New Ford Fusion minimizes pollen and 'touch' allergens
As spring arrives and more Americans prepare to face allergies, the new 2013 Ford Fusion can help combat common airborne and touch-based allergens, while monitoring possible irritants in areas where customers are driving or planning to visit.

Teen driving deaths on the rise; parents can help reverse trend
Traffic fatalities are the leading cause of death for American teens. In recent weeks, a number of crashes involving teen drivers have led to more than a dozen teenagers tragically losing their lives. Parents can help reverse that trend -- research done for Ford's Driving Skills for Life program shows teens tend to emulate how their parents drive.

Ford's award-winning diversity program surpasses goals
Ford's Supplier Diversity Development program aims to source at least 10 percent of U.S. purchases from minority, women and veteran-owned businesses annually. In 2012 the automaker exceeded that goal, purchasing $5.7 billion in goods and services from minority-owned suppliers and $1.2 billion in goods and services from women-owned businesses.

Ford volunteers spring into action
The Ford Volunteer Corps is on the job all over southeast Michigan. On a recent Ford Accelerated Action Day, Ford employees assembled into MODEL Teams in Arizona, California, South Carolina, Washington and the District of Columbia for a day of community service benefiting families and children.