Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ford Will Use Recycled Materials in F-150

Ford Will Use Recycled Materials in F-150
BRIGHTON, Mich. - Ford has announced plans to incorporate recycled materials in the F-150, starting with the 2014 model. The new truck most likely use rice hulls (a byproduct of rice grain) to make the plastic in wire harnesses stronger. To be able to do this in every Ford F-150, they will need about 45,000 pounds of hulls in the first year alone - a product that is supplied by RheTech based in Whitmore Lake, MI.

Ford will use recycled materials in the F-150, including:
  • Recycled Carpet
  • Recycled Cotton for the Carpet
  • Soybeans to Make Seat Cushions, Seat Backs and Head Restraints
  • Recycled Tires to Make Shields and Under Body Covers
  • Recycled Plastic Soda and Water Bottles to Make Wheel Liners and Shields
  • Recycled Post-Industrial Plastics for Interior Finish Panels
Ford has made a commitment to be more sustainable and green, having set goals over the next decade to fulfill that promise. With the Better Buildings Challenge, Ford has vowed to update manufacturing facilities with energy-efficient equipment and large-scale lighting - this will reduce the carbon footprint of the company. Ford Motor Co. has also announced that they will produce a F-150 hybrid by 2020 at the latest, as well as allow the 2014 Ford F-150 to be CNG-compatible (with the right equipment).

If you'd like to discuss what else the 2014 Ford F-150 has to offer you, stop by our Milford Area Ford Dealer today! Our knowledgeable team members can go over the details with you, or even set you up with a test drive in one of our New Ford TrucksBrighton Ford is located at 8240 Grand River Ave. just north of I-96 in Brighton. We are a family owned and operated business that is committed to customer satisfaction. For more information on Brighton Ford visit BrightonFord.com or give us a call at (800) 836-8206.

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