Returning to Work

Read on to see how we can work together to remain safe and healthy at work.
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Your Health in Mind

Your health is our top priority as we prepare to return to our workplaces. Following guidance from global health experts, we’ve developed several resources including a care kit, training, processes and communications.

What We’ve Done

To ensure you return to a safe work environment, we’ve implemented the following:

  • Cleaned and disinfected all workstations and accessible offices
  • Cleaned and disinfected all common areas – including break and lunch areas, team rooms, entrances, locker rooms, restrooms and more
  • Instituted daily and weekly cleaning protocols. Process coaches to utilize a daily checklist in manufacturing locations
  • Established hand sanitizer stations in areas where soap and water are not nearby
  • Implemented social distancing actions
  • Developed training content in the form of a COVID-19 playbook, job aids, videos and single-point lessons
  • Designed measures to control the flow of people entering and exiting facilities
  • Designed distancing measures in placement of workstations
  • Designated work entrance, parking area, work area and restrooms established

Self-Certify Survey

If you have symptoms, do not come to work. All employees will complete a COVID-19 Daily Survey and use the survey confirmation to gain entry into Ford facilities.

Temperature Scanning

Upon entering the building, all employees will receive a non-contact temperature scan. If your temperature scan is above normal, you will be asked to return home and follow provided instructions before returning to work.

Social Distancing

Workstations and office areas continue to be evaluated to ensure six feet of social distancing.

Personal Protective Equipment

Face Masks

Everyone is required to wear a Ford-provided face mask in- and outside of buildings at all times.

Face Shields

In some instances, face shields may be required to supplement social distancing.

Closure of Common Areas

Small meeting rooms, on-site fitness centers and physiotherapy areas are closed until further notice. Other common areas may be closed on a building-by-building basis.


Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs. CDC recommends washing hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.

In high traffic areas where employees will not have access to soap and water, hand sanitizer stations have been added.

Breaks and Meals

Cafeterias are closed, but minimarts are open. Microwaves and appliances are available for use. Employees are required to clean microwave before and after each use.

Workstation and Office Cleaning

In manufacturing areas, workstations will be cleaned daily prior to each shift. A cleaning/disinfectant will be provided.

Those areas include:

  • Shared office spaces
  • Production areas
  • Production team rooms

In office buildings, desks will be cleaned weekly provided they are free from clutter. Common areas will be cleaned daily.

Symptoms at Work

If you experience symptoms at work:

  • Maintain a six-foot distance from others
  • For severe symptoms, follow emergency medical process; otherwise, notify your supervisor or human resources
  • Report to medical if available on-site. Go home, contact your healthcare provider
  • Report confirmed cases on Coronavirus Reporting site

What You Can Do

To ensure the health and safety of all, we need to start working differently and we must work together. Make the commitment to:

  • Read and understand all communications
  • Self-certify your health daily
  • Follow the processes and guidelines for social distancing
  • Participate in cleaning and disinfecting your work areas
  • Practice proper handwashing and sanitizing
  • Cough and sneeze into tissues or your elbow
  • Ask questions and focus on your health and the health of your co-workers
  • If you experience any symptoms, stay home

Maximize Productivity With These Ergonomic Home Workspace Tips

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  1. Create a dedicated workspace. Set up a safe, ergonomically sound workspace to consistently revisit each day.
  2. On a laptop? Use books or small boxes as risers for your laptop, and place a wireless mouse and external keyboard directly in front of your monitor.
  3. Place your monitor for maximum comfort. The top should be at or slightly below eye level and roughly arm’s distance away.
  4. Stand during Webex meetings. Try setting up a standing workspace and stand for 20-30 minutes at a time.
  5. Move around! Take a short walk around your living space or – if you have one – your yard or garden.


  1. While sitting: Keep your wrists as straight as possible, elbows and knees bent 90 degrees. Use pillows to support your lower back as needed.
  2. While standing: Stand straight, keep your feet shoulder width apart and your weight evenly distributed.


Take breaks to stretch! It will increase blood flow and relax your muscles. Practice stretches* for your neck, your sides, forearmsand wrists to prevent stiffness.

  1. Forearm/wrists: Using your left hand, pull fingers towards your body, while keeping your right arm straight. Repeat for both wrists.
  2. Neck: With shoulders relaxed, shoulder blades pulled straight down your back, looking straight ahead, lower your left ear to your left shoulder until you feel a slight stretch in the right side of your neck. Repeat on right.
  3. Shoulder and sides: Reach hands to the sky. While keeping pelvis locked, SLOWLY bend to the left from the waist and reach arms to the left until a slight stretch is felt in the right side of the body. Repeat for other side.

*If you have a pre-existing condition, consult your doctor for specific stretches tailored to your condition.


Ford Land Announces Contemporary Retail Tenants in West Dearborn’s Wagner Place

    Featured tenants: upper left – Paradise Biryani Pointe, upper right – Modern Greek and Salad Bar, lower left – The Longboard by Jolly Pumpkin, lower right – Lash & Co.

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 20, 2019 Exciting things are happening at Ford Land’s Wagner Place—the unique mixed-use urban development located at 21931-22001 Michigan Ave., West Dearborn, MI—as it continues to grow and expand into a true destination spot.

The 150,000-square-foot development already features inspiring office space that houses 600 Ford employees, as well as a variety of retail and restaurant options, including Orangetheory Fitness, Modern Greek, Paradise Biryani Pointe, Lash & Co., The Longboard by Jolly Pumpkin and more. This exciting list of new retail tenants will help energize the community, cementing Wagner Place’s value in West Downtown Dearborn.


For instance, The Longboard by Jolly Pumpkin opened in late November featuring mouthwatering “pacific plates and pours.” Covering 8,000 square feet of Wagner Place, this tiki-style restaurant serves up a brand-new take on tropical-inspired dishes that feature a mix of West Coast and Hawaiian cuisine.

Want to accentuate your appearance, and look and feel your best? Visit the now open Lash & Co. It offers a full menu of beauty services beyond eyelash extensions. It’s “a chic, welcoming, and comfortable medical spa” that’s staffed with a team of service-centric professionals and caters to both male and female clients.

Modern Greek and Salad Bar is bringing the fresh and healthy cuisine of Greece outside the walls of the football stadiums, where their other two popular locations already exist. The vibrant environment—that includes imported Greek finishes and bold colors—is an intimate dining experience. In the mood for Indian food? Head next door to Paradise Biryani Pointe, “home of the best Biryani in the USA.” The national franchise, as well as Modern Greek and Salad Bar, are open and ready for business.


Eleanor’s Cafe and Yogurtown will open their doors in early January 2020, offering gourmet coffee, fresh-baked treats, frozen yogurt and gelato, as well as a large selection of grab-and-go beverages, prepared snacks and sundry items. Stop in and sit or grab something sweet to take out, Eleanor’s Café and Yogurtown will carry a wide selection of items ready for your enjoyment.

Desert Rose Co. will offer affordable and stylish apparel at their “everyday boutique.” With a mission to empower women by helping them dress in a way that is comfortable, yet chic, and a team of stylists ready to help shoppers find the perfect outfit for any occasion, this lifestyle brand will also open in early January 2020.

The Great Commoner, Poke Poke, and Blue Fish also plan to open in early 2020. Stay tuned for more additions to this growing list of tenants.

Ford Land Development Corp. is the real estate arm for Ford Motor Company. For nearly half a century, Ford Land has been a leader in commercial real estate development and management. Ford Land owns and operates an impressive portfolio of commercial office space in Dearborn and Allen Park, Michigan, but their reach and influence extend well beyond Metro Detroit. They’re responsible for Ford Motor Company’s global workplace experience, developing human-centered workspaces that enable mobility, and exhibit smart design and technology to drive greater productivity.


Wagner Place Wins Dearborn Chamber’s Impact of the Year Award

March 22, 2019 – The Dearborn Chamber held its annual Chamber Choice Awards and Expo at the Henry hotel on March 15th. The event hosted over 300 business leaders and celebrated milestone anniversaries of Dearborn and Dearborn Heights businesses. Four honorees were recognized in the following categories: Business Leader of the Year, Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year and Impact of the Year Award.

This year, Ford Land took home the Impact of the Year Award for its Wagner Place development. The Impact Award recognizes an individual or organization who has a significant impact on the Dearborn Area community through volunteer efforts, business initiatives or other efforts. “ Ford Land’s Wagner Place development demonstrates a commitment to the Dearborn community offering a unique mixed-use urban development in west downtown Dearborn.” said Jackie Lovejoy, Dearborn Area Chamber president. “We’re thrilled with the design and wonderful additions to our area!”

Ryan Ermanni, Fox 2 News celebrity host conducted candid conversations with all the award winners. Dave Dubensky, chairman and CEO, accepted the award on behalf of Ford Land. “We are excited about the new businesses moving into Wagner Place, sparking excitement and growth in downtown West Dearborn,” said Dubensky. “We are committed to the city we call home and proud to play such a vital role in the community, attracting top talent to Ford Motor Company and the Dearborn area.”

The Wagner Place development is 150,000 square feet and includes a preservation of the 120-year old historic Wagner Place Hotel. The development brings 600 Ford employees into downtown for work and play. The public green space called, Wagner Park, will allow for daytime and evening place making opportunities through programmed events with partners such as the DDA and the city of Dearborn.


Ford Land sponsors Dearborn Restaurant Week

Ford Land is the proud sponsor of the 3rd annual Dearborn Restaurant Week February 11-17. Dearborn Restaurant Week is a weeklong event showcasing local cuisines from more than 30 restaurants with pre-fixed menus. Click here for more details.


Ford Hosts First Michigan Central Station Winter Festival

Ford is hosting a 10-day Winter Festival in front of Michigan Central Station starting on Friday, January 18. As an extension of the company’s presence at the North American International Auto Show, the event – which will feature a 3D light show on the building, night market, activities for all ages and a first-of-its-kind exhibition of train station artifacts – promises to give neighborhood residents and auto show guests an unforgettable experience. Tapping into advanced 3D projection-mapping technology and old-fashioned storytelling, Ford will use the 18-story building as a canvas to recreate its glory days, its revitalization and its future as the centerpiece of the company’s 1.2-million-square-foot innovation campus. The 3D light show will play three times per hour, with intervals filled with projections from local artists and live music from Detroit-area DJs and musicians. For more information go to


DATES:     Friday, January 18th – Sunday, January 27th

WHEN:      5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday Jan. 20th

                  5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday 

WHERE:    Outside Michigan Central Station (2001 15th St., Detroit, MI 48216)

WHAT:      3D light show, artist demonstrations, live performances, fire pits with s’mores,    
                  food trucks, beverage station, ice carving, vendors, kids activities and a MCS
                  history and artifacts exhibition curated by Detroit Historical Society


8/10/18 Participating Food Trucks

May 13, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm: 1000 Republic Drive, Allen Park

Scheduled Trucks: Buffy Mexi-Casian Grill  Fortune Cooking  Go Cheez Hero Or Villain Van • Mac Shack • Mean Weenie • Saucey Joe’s • Shredderz Slows to Go StreetSide Sushi Treat Dreams  Wood Fired Up Pizza

Trucks may change without notice.



Historic Corktown Becomes Home to Ford Motor Company’s Electric Vehicle Team


  • Ford returns to Detroit with its dedicated global electric vehicle organization, Ford Team Edison, plus its autonomous vehicle business team
  • New Corktown location brings together Ford teams in an urban environment as they help the company push into a world of electrification and autonomy – including the development of Ford’s first self-driving vehicle
  • Corktown environment and new workspace setup helps accelerate Ford’s plan to offer hybrid options on high-volume nameplates such as F-150, Mustang, Explorer, Escape and Bronco, in addition to hybrid options for every new Ford SUV introduced

DETROIT, May 24, 2018 – Marking its return to the Motor City, Ford is moving its electric vehicle and autonomous vehicle business teams into a refurbished former factory located in Detroit’s historic Corktown neighborhood. Much more than just a relocation, the move is a purpose-driven strategic decision, offering a new work environment and customizable workspace that will enable the acceleration of Ford’s push into electrification and strengthen its development of self-driving vehicles.

“Moving our teams to Corktown will further enhance our electric and autonomous vehicle development,” said Sherif Marakby, Ford vice president, autonomous vehicles and electrification. “It gives our teams the workspace they need to promote collaboration and big thinking, and an urban set ting that delivers crucial insight for both programs.”

Serving as home to a number of companies over its 110-year history, the former factory is located in a thriving neighborhood that gives Ford teams the opportunity to immerse themselves in the lifestyle and mobility challenges of an urban environment. This daily immersion allows them to identify problems and generate solutions that will inform the development of the company’s self-driving and electric vehicles.

The historic 45,000-square-foot building has undergone extensive renovation to bring about optimal working conditions for employees dedicated to autonomy and electrification. The newly designed layout fosters collaboration and team building, with rolling desks that allow groups to customize their workspace as needed, flexible options for meetings, and interactive screens that make working together easier.

Corktown employees are part of cross-functional global teams working with product development, purchasing, and marketing, sales and service groups around the world to deliver the right vehicles for customers in each region.

Developing electric vehicles people really want

Part of an $11.1 billion investment in global electric vehicles announced earlier this year, the Corktown location is now home to Ford Team Edison, the company’s dedicated global electric vehicle team. The team is moving quickly to deliver electrified vehicles that offer exciting experiences and enhanced capabilities based on what people need and want – including the all-new Mustang-inspired battery-electric SUV slated for 2020.

In the next few years, Ford plans to offer hybrid options on high-volume nameplates such as Mustang, F-150, Explorer, Escape and Bronco, in addition to hybrid options for every new Ford SUV introduced. The work done in Corktown will also help accelerate the development of Ford’s battery-electric vehicle program. A total of 40 electrified vehicles will be available globally from Ford by 2022, including 16 full battery-electric vehicles.

Ford’s approach to electrification entails enhancing the best attributes of its vehicles, including performance, capability and convenience. Ford’s new electric vehicles will offer customers additional capabilities – such as an onboard electric generator on the hybrid F-150 – and better mileage without sacrificing the great performance they have come to expect. Since owning a battery-electric vehicle represents a change in lifestyle, Ford is rethinking how to ensure seamless and convenient charging, while also looking to offer full-vehicle over-the-air software updates to enhance capability and features.

Building toward an autonomous future
Working alongside Ford Team Edison will be the company’s autonomous vehicle business team. Ford already is combining its self-driving vehicle expertise with the robotics and artificial intelligence experience of Argo AI. The work in Corktown will complement that effort.

With its autonomous and electric vehicle teams working side-by-side, the company will deliver on its plan to develop a purpose-built, custom-designed self-driving vehicle that runs on a hybrid-electric powertrain. Planned to begin production in 2021, Ford’s first autonomous vehicles will be designed to move people or goods, making them excellent tools for businesses to enhance and grow their operations, as well as provide great, intuitive experiences to the customers they interact with.
Other key factors in design and performance include commercial-grade quality for lower cost of ownership, improved durability to operate in tough urban environments, and dependable safety features integrated by the teams deeply involved in development. In addition, the hybrid-electric powertrain will help reduce emissions and achieve maximum mileage to keep the self-driving vehicle on the road longer each day.

Click here to read more about Ford’s plans for its first self-driving vehicle.