Ford Dealership Network is the Best for Vets

The Ford dealership network was the only one featured in MilitaryTime’s “Best for Vets: Employers 2019” list, an annual compilation of the top businesses and organizations that hire and support veterans.

The Ford dealership network was ranked 78th overall in MilitaryTime’s list of for-profit organizations, even as no other dealership network or car manufacturer was featured. The awards were based on a 91-question survey that focused on everything from recruitment and accommodation of veterans to how work policies and culture impact them.

“This recognition is a credit to our ongoing efforts with connecting transitioning military and veterans with great job opportunities at Ford and Lincoln dealerships across the country,” said retired U.S. Army Colonel Vanessa Benson, Ford Motor Company Military and Veteran Initiatives. “Our commitment to our veterans is a core part of what makes us Built Ford Proud.”

Ford was highly rated for many reasons, including its policies that allow spouses of members of the military to work flexible hours, work remotely, and even transfer freely because of constraints caused by their significant other’s service.

Ford also has a policy of hiring based on military experience over certification, and earned the maximum four-star rating for veteran on-boarding, which looks at how a company orients, trains, and mentors new veteran employees.

Here at Midwest Ford, we’re proud to be part of a dealership network that prioritizes the well-being of those who have served and sacrificed on behalf of our country.

New Ford GoRide Program Transports In-Need Patients to the Doctor

Ford GoRide progam

Ford is always looking for ways to give back to local communities, especially in its hometown of Detroit. Recently, the Ford brand partnered with the Detroit Medical Center to find an easy and efficient way to get more Detroit residents to the doctor. The Ford GoRide program offers non-emergency medical transportation, which is especially helpful for elderly patients or other individuals who might live far from the hospital.

The Ford GoRide program, according to Ford, is helping patients get top medical care at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Sinai-Grace hospital, and many more. The Ford Transit vans used for GoRide have special equipment and trained drivers to help those with mobility challenges.

“Helping patients with mobility issues or no access to transportation make it to their medical appointments on time and in a safe and comfortable manner is a key part of delivering on our DMC mission,” said DMC Chief Strategy Officer Joel Keiper. “This collaboration with Ford GoRide is one example of how we work to address the needs of our community members and collaborate to provide beneficial solutions that improve the patient experience.”

About 3.6 million American don’t get proper health care because of a lack of transportation, a problem Ford aims to address with the new GoRide program. So far, drivers have a 97-percent on-time pick-up and delivery average, which means patients can rest assured they’ll make it to the doctor for their next appointment.

If you need a new or used vehicle to get you to and from the doctor, contact us at Midwest Ford. We’ll be happy to help you find the ride that fits your needs.

 

Dealers Prepare for Summertime Hit with Limited-Edition Mustang Bullitt

Everyone loves a summer blockbuster and this year, dealerships across the country are preparing for an exciting one — the limited-edition Mustang Bullitt. This 480-horsepower Mustang will pay homage to the classic 1968 film by the same name starring Steve McQueen.

limited-edition Mustang Bullitt

In “Bullitt,” McQueen drives a Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT fastback. The 2019 special edition will be available in the same iconic green color and offers a classic cue ball shifter. It bundles together the GT Premium and Performance packages to deliver an impressive punch.

“The new Bullitt will be every bit as cool and charismatic as the original ’68 Mustang,” said Corey Holter, Ford car group marketing manager. “Since its introduction earlier this year, Ford dealers have been fielding calls from customers wanting to know when they can order this unique piece of automotive history.”

Along with the Dark Highland Green color, Shadow Black is also available. Other exterior highlights include chrome accents for the front black grille and windows and 19-inch aluminum wheels with red Brembo™ brakes.

Inside, details are kept to a minimum with green accent stitching on the leather-trimmed dashboard, seats, center console, and door panels. The 2019 Mustang Bullitt will go on sale this summer, but you can place your order online today.

For more information on the iconic Mustang Bullitt and the 2019 model, visit Midwest Ford.