Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Fire at Ford Motor Company's World Headquarters

PEKIN, Ill., – A Fire at Ford Motor Company's world headquarters sent employees home on Monday morning. The evacuation took place as a precaution to the report of smoke being smelled. 

Fire at Ford Motor Company's World Headquarters

The fire began at an electrical substation in the basement of the building, interrupting power to the entire headquarters, including the Ford Credit office buildings, and one of the main data centers. This particular data center is used to report and track sales. Although there are battery backups in place to ensure no data was lost, the loss of power resulted in the building being shut down for most of the day. This means that Ford was unable to release October sales data on November 1st as planned. 

The fire has since been contained. No one was injured. It is expected that the October sales report will be released in the next week.

Fire at Ford Motor Company's World Headquarters

We're glad to be able to report that the fire at Ford Motor Company's world headquarters only caused minor interruptions. Just like Ford cares about their employees, we care about your safety! If you're looking for a new vehicle, and you'd like a memorable car dealership experience, let our friendly sales professionals put you in a new Ford! If you're interested in learning what Velde Ford is all about, check out our Who is Velde Ford? page! 

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