Today, for example, Ford announced it:
"is increasing North American production by another 10,000 units to 495,000 units in the third quarter as it builds more fuel-efficient vehicles to meet “Cash for Clunkers” demand. Ford’s planned third quarter production now exceeds year-ago production levels by 18 percent."
As today's Detroit News indicates, workers at Ford's plant in Wayne, Michigan, have been advised their shifts--and their income--will be increasing. Ford workers suggest that production line speed also has been ramped up.
Ford also announced it will be stepping up 4th quarter production as well--to levels 33% higher than last year.
Even better news is that one of two vehicles whose production Ford is accelerating to market is its fuel-efficient Focus, one of the CARS program's top sellers. That's good news for all of us.
Across the country, dealers and drivers alike have been praising the CARS program; seeing evidence of its stimulus effect in automobile manufacturing is one more reason to say that--on this one--government works.