What a year! As we get ready to take a look back at 2020, we can’t help but be proud of our community, our company and of Ford itself. The new decade presented challenges that no team member at Ziems, or in fact the world, could have expected. But with each of those challenges came an opportunity to rise above, and rise we did.
A Helping Hand
On March 18, Ford, along with all other car manufacturing companies shut down its plants in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. But the factories weren’t closed for long. In a matter of days, the manufacturing plants transitioned from building cars to manufacturing personal protective equipment, better known as PPE. Ford began producing face shields for the nation’s medical workers and then respirators for patients of the new virus. Ford also converted two of its resource centers into food distribution centers to help Michigan communities facing food insecurities.
A Local Gesture
Being part of the Ford family means being part of a history of helping. Throughout the year, Ford manufacturing plants, tirelessly designed and created PPE for hospitals across the world. Ford Motor Credit assisted customers with deferred payments. On a local level, Ford supplied over 7,500 face shields to San Juan Regional Medical Center and the Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock. Throughout this crisis, Ford proved to be a leader and we could not be prouder to be a part of the Ford team than we have been this year.
A Legend Returns
For fans of Ford one of the most exciting events of 2020 was the return of the legendary Ford Bronco. The nostalgic off-roader returned in July, just as wild as its predecessor with two body options, and over 200 accessory add ons. Off-road enthusiasts rejoiced and the limited edition model sold out in less than 24 hours.
A Look Forward
As we prepare to put 2020 behind us, we can’t wait to see what 2021 will bring.
For the team at Ziems Ford Corners, the excitement is palpable. That’s because 2021 marks our 60th anniversary! A milestone we have been anticipating throughout this last year. As you know we have been collecting signatures on a brand new Shelby that we’ll be giving away as part of our celebrations, so stay tuned for that. We could never have reached this momentous occasion without the support of our amazing community here in Farmington. If you’re looking for a new car or truck in the new year, be sure to contact us to see how easy it is to find yourself a new ride.