Is Ford Still an American Company?

On one level, it's a silly question: Of course Ford (NYSE: F  ) is an American company. With headquarters in Michigan and over a century of building and selling cars here, the Ford brand and Ford's vehicles are an everyday part of American life.

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  • Report this Comment On June 29, 2013, at 4:35 PM, CrazyDocAl wrote:

    Almost every country wants automakers to build cars in their country. They want the jobs. Every country but the US, we keep letting Ford build cars like the Focus in Canada and Mexico.

  • Report this Comment On June 29, 2013, at 10:26 PM, Jeffkory wrote:

    There isn't 1 vehicle 100% made in America anymore.

  • Report this Comment On June 29, 2013, at 11:27 PM, luckyagain wrote:

    Republicans have spent so much energy crushing the auto unions that calling any auto company an American company is a joke. In 1950, the US car companies made over 8 million cars out of a world wide production of 10.5 million. Almost everything on these cars were made in America. Today most auto manufacturers in the US use so many parts made elsewhere that determining what is an American car is impossible. Supposedly Toyota has the highest American made count. Does that make Toyota an American auto company?

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