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Henry Ford Biography: Story of Succesful Entrepreneur

Ford has become a leading industry nowadays in the US. After the GM it is second popular car brand of America. Ford Motors has a 14.44% market share in the automobile industry. Well, 200,000 employees have worked hard to bring this company to this position. But the biggest contribution among all of this is Henry Ford who was the founder of Ford Motors. Here we will study about this famous personality from his birth to death.

Who Was Henry Ford

Henry Ford
Henry Ford

Henry Ford the founder of ford motors was an American entrepreneur and businessman. Just like Ferruccio  Lamborghini he had done a lot of hard work to its business.  He created the Model T in 1908. Karl Benz was the first to manufacture a commercial car, but Ford revolutionized the car business along the assembly line, which led to faster production and lowers costs. Ford transformed the automobile industry by developing and making inexpensive vehicles so also the middle-class people could easily afford.

When Was Henry Ford Born

Henry was born on the 30th of July in 1863 as a son of William Ford and Mary Ford. His birthplace was Greenfield township, Michigan (a middle western region of the United States of America) on his family farm. When he was born, his mother might not have got a clue that this child will innovate further and will bring change in the automobile sector. 

Early Life And Education

Henry was not the sole child of his parents. He had four siblings Margaret, Jane, William and Robert. Actually, they were eight siblings including Henry, but only four grew to adulthood.

When Henry was 13 his father William Ford gift him a pocket watch. His creativity began to emerge at this age. When Henry assembled gifted watch after disassembling totally.  He acquired fame for being an experienced watchmaker. Neighbours and friends impressed to Henry and they requested to repair their watch too.

Ford was a creative man but his siblings did not like his behaviour. Because sometimes for his new experiments little Henry breaks the toys.

Henry’s father was a farmer he grew wheat and hay, also a woodcutter. Due to poor economy sometimes he worked as a carpenter. William wanted his son to help him with this task. But Henry doesn’t like this kind of labour work. So William gave him a mechanical project to do on the farm. Henry prior these projects rather than agriculture work.

Little Henry was curious from forever about learning new things. His early education was begun in Scottish Settlement School and then Miller School where he finished six grades. Currently, both schools are for tourist places now. Henry also studied bookkeeping at Goldsmith, Bryant & Stratton Business College in Detroit and Doctor of Engineering from the University of Michigan and Michigan State College.

When he was 16 Henry moved to Detroit in search of work in machine shops. But after three years he returned to his home and worked on the family farm. During the work of agriculture, he also continued his work on engines. Seeing his interest and hard work Westinghouse hired him to service their steam engines.

Henry Ford Marriage

On 11 April 1888, Henry Ford started his new life by marrying Clara Jane Bryant (1860-1850). For the first time, he meets his life partner Clara Jane on December 1885 on the occasion of New year eve. And then get married after three years of relationship. Ford couple had only one child, Edsel Ford was born on 6 November 1893.

Career

In 1891 Henry started his career at Edison Illuminating Company until he becomes an engineer. In 1893 he had become chief engineer and received Thomas Edison’s recognition and encouragement. After this promotion, Ford has enough time to do so many experiments on gasoline. 

After two years of hard work he successfully built a quadricycle on 4 June 1896. It was the first horseless carriage which works on petrol. Quadricycle had two cylinders and a four-horsepower engine and Henry himself inspected it on the streets of Detroit.  That same year, he attended a meeting with Edison executives and found himself presenting his automobile plan for Thomas Edison. Lighting talent encouraged Ford to produce a second, better model.

Henry Ford Quadricycle

On 5 August 1899 Ford resigned from the Edison Illuminating Company and started own company with William H Murphy. He attracted financial investors with his quadricycle. Henry designed an automobile in October 1901 which had 26 horsepower. This success of Henry brings him toward Henry Ford Company from Detroit Company of Automobiles. On 30 November 1901, a company was started on his name.

He made many racing cars and new speed records, “999” was one of them which was driven by Barney Oldfield. In 1902 when William H Murphy made Henry M. Leland his consultant he didn’t like it and left the company. Later few times Murphy changed the name of the company to Cadillac Automobile Company.

In one of his racing cars, 999, he set a world record for miles on January 12, 1904, at Lake St. Clair’s winter snow covering the distance in 39.4 seconds. This achievement he got with teaming up Tom cooper.

Rise of Ford Motor Company

On 16 June 1903 Henry and his partner Alexander Malcomson and 10 other they incorporate a Ford Motor Company. The fund of ford and Malcomson was $28,000 and others total was $21,000. Those investors were friends, relatives and business contacts. The first car manufactured by the company was sold on July 15, 1903. Henry had 25.5% of the stock in the new organization. Ford was president of the company from 1906 to 1919, holding the post from 1943 to 1945.

Model T

Model T was one of the successful experiments of the ford, it was first introduced in October 1908. Model T was the first car that was affordable for the middle-class American family it is also known as Tin Lizzie. 

The price of the car was only $825. Within months the demand became so high that production could not keep up with demand. Not only did he appeal because of the price; they were simple and cheap to drive and easy to repair. if you see the only US it sales was nearby 15,000,000. Ford was not the inventor of the assembly line but he brought a great revolution in the manufacturing process. 

Ford was always eager to sell to farmers, who saw the vehicle as a commercial tool to help their business. In 1914 Ford gave wages to the employees $5 per day which get doubled after a few time and work time was reduced from 9 hours to 8 hours. Henry took care of the company as well as its employees.

In 1919 Henry made his son president of the company but he took full control in his hands. In 1927, Ford produced a large industrial complex, which he built along the Rouge River in Dearborn, Michigan. The plant included a glass industries, steel mill, assembly line and all other important parts and components of automotive manufacturing.

At the same time, he introduced a new car Model A and ceased the production of Model T. The company had produced 1500000 vehicles of T’s

World War 1

Ford was a zealous pacifist and opposed World War I, even giving Europe a peace ship. Later, in 1936, Ford and his family founded the Ford Foundation to provide ongoing grants for research, education and skill development. In 1918, with the War and League of Nations a growing issue in global politics, President Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat, encouraged Ford to run for the Michigan seat in the US Senate. Wilson believed that Ford could scale the scales in Congress in favour of Wilson’s proposed league.

World War II

In the second world war, ford was opposing the entry of America. Because he knows that if the US will come it will end the war that would kill many people and this happened. In 1939 he went on to claim that the torpedoing financier of American merchant ships by German submarines was the result of conspiratorial activities by war-makers.

In 1938 Henry was awarded the grand cross of the german eagle by Adolf Hitler. It was the prestigious award of the Nazi Party (National Social German Worker), they gave it to foreigners. The Ford Company stated that the factory was under the control of the Nazis, not the American corporate headquarters.

Death of Henry Ford

After the death of son Edsel Ford in 1943 Henry took the chairmanship on his hands. At the age of 80 years, it was not easy for henry to control the company. Most directors did not want to see him as chairman. But for the last 20 years, although he was without an official executive position for a long time, he always had real control over the company.

Henry’s health was failing slowly and in September 1945 he resigned and handover the presidency to his grandson Henry Ford II. He died of a cerebral haemorrhage in Fair Lane on April 7, 1947, at age 83, his property in Dearborn.

Henry Ford the Inspiration

He handled most of his company’s work on his own, he did not give up after leaving the first company. Ford Motors was running smoothly under his leadership.

For the young entrepreneurs and businessmen Henry Ford is an inspiration. His quotes powerup them and it is one of the most famous quotes of Henry.

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TOP 10 UNITED STATES CAR MANUFACTURERS

The United States is a country of opportunity. Many businessmen and entrepreneurs from different countries want to invest here. But only a few get success in their business. In this, we will talk about what are the top 10 car brand in the US which has grown their roots in America and their market shares.

Market Shares in Auto Sector of Car Brand in the US

Market Shares in Auto Sector of Car Brand in US

Top 10 Car Brands In USA

  1. General Motors
  2. Ford Motors
  3. Toyota Motors
  4. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  5. Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance
  6. Honda Motors Company
  7. Hyundai-Kia Motors
  8. Subaru Motors
  9. Volkswagen Motors
  10. Daimler Motors

General Motors

General Motors

General Motors is an American MNC (Multinational Company). Its complete name is General Motor Corporation and headquarter is in Detroit, Michigan. Now not only in the US but also in Canada and other countries it has strengthened its roots.

After the Great Depression in America and second world war where all the company plagued, GM decide to stand. The result of the hard work of GM was shown soon. In the 1950s every five cars out of ten were sold on the brand name of General Motors. GM’s decline was not rapid. From the 1970s to 2010, it remained a force in trade not only in the US but worldwide.

If we talk about the current time General Motors business gain a 17.6% share in the market. GM has adopted the formula of electric cars. This is helping them to save 300000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emission per year.

Ford Motors

Ford Motors

Ford is another brand name which is ruling the heart of Americans from multiple years. It is also a multinational American Company and like GM its headquarters is also in Michigan, in Dearborn.

The company was started on the 16th of June 1906. The company was named on Mr Henry Ford the founder of Ford motors. With approximately 200,000 employees worldwide, the company manufacture full line of cars, trucks and electric vehicles.

Ford Motors also have the ownership of Troller a Brazillian SUV Manufacturer, 32 % stake of Jiangling Motors and 8% stake of Aston Martin. One of the largest manufacturing expansions in the company’s history. Ford Motor Company (Ford) has set to increase its capacity in the US.

Ford target of manufacturing autonomous and electrified vehicles for commercial use by 2021 has seen the business invest in many new technologies. The share of ford in 2018 gained 14.29%. Now in 2019, it is decreased by 0.55 %.

Toyota Motors

Toyota Motors

After the second world war, Japan is the only country which grows rapidly than other nations in very few time. And Toyota is a live example of this. Japanese Multinational Company Toyota Motors found on 28 August 1937. The headquarter of Toyota is in Aichi Japan and it named on its founder Kiichiro Toyoda.

It is the first Japanese company in the US from many years. Toyota’s success stems from offering reliable, ineffective, and reasonably priced cars, or, if you’re a little more cynical, being the closest to a white-good carmaker. With approximate 364,445 employees worldwide, the company manufacture full line of cars, trucks and electric vehicles. 

Toyota motors have 16.6% stake in Subaru motors.  Aiming to stay ahead of the curve, the company is also paying significant attention to its carbon footprint. And is ready to introduce new technologies to provide a personalized experience across all its product ranges.

Fiat Chrysler Automobile

Fiat Chrysler Automobile

Fiat Chrysler is a leading car manufacturer not only the United States but also in the world. FCA is a multinational corporation of America and Italy. Fiat is Italian and Chrysler is American but their headquarter neither in the US nor in Italy. It is in Netherland and London. 

The group of these companies was formed in October in 2014. The company engaged in the design, engineering, manufacture and sale of vehicles and related parts and services, components and production systems. The company has its operations and customer base worldwide through more than 150 state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, several R&D centres and dealers and distributors in approximately 150 countries. 

Set to improve the driving experience, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has 36 manufacturing plants in North America. Fiat Chrysler automobile revenue was $ 120.460B for the twelve months ending June 30, 2019, a 9.38% year-on-year decline.

Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance

Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance

Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance is a French-Japanese multinational corporation. First, it was the group of two Renault and Nissan but after March 1999 Mitsubishi also joined this group.

A part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, Nissan Motor Company and Mitsubishi have tie-ups with 9.93% market share. Now Renault Nissan Mitsubishi.

Honda Motors Company

Honda Motors Company

Honda Motors is a Japanese Multinational Company. It starts on 24 September 1948 in Hamamatsu Japan. Now its headquarter is in Tokyo. Honda named on its co-founder Soichiro Honda. 

Honda has made a terrifying tour to become a world-leading industry. Initially its first US outlet in the 1950s, it fastly became a famous brand in the world. Honda Motor became Japan’s first car manufacturing company to become a net exporter from the United States.

Targeting on three core areas: robotics, mobility, and AI, Honda Motors increase its share of the North American market by 9.6%, where its producing plants and luxury brands, such as Acura, continue to see growing demand.

Hyundai-Kia Motors

Hyundai-Kia Motors

Hyundai Motors generally known as Hyundai Motor Company. It was founded by Chung Ju-Yung on  29 December 1967. Its headquarter is situated in the capital of South Korea, Seoul. 

Hyundai is the largest Korean brand and has grown quickly in the market of America. Over the past decade until supply shortages started to slow its expansion. Hyundai Motor Group, which holds a 7.5% share, accounts for about a third of Kia’s total shares. Kia also owns about 20 Hyundai subsidiaries, forming a unique partnership between the two Korean car brands, as they cement their presence within the North American market.

Subaru Motors

Subaru Motors

As we said japan is fastly growing nation and in this race, one more company is here. Subaru a multinational Japanese company is a 22nd largest auto manufacturing company started on 15 July 1953 founded by Kenji Kita. 

Not only has Subaru been the most successful of all Japanese automakers in increasing their volume in the US since 2006. But in fact, all mainstream brands have recorded the highest growth of 13% / year, with Audi (10%). 

A focus on reducing its environmental impacts during its construction operations has steadily increased. The popularity of the company’s vehicles, with the business gaining 3.8% market share.

Volkswagen Motors

Volkswagen Motors

Volkswagen Motors is the second-largest global car producer and the ninth in the US. It is a German Multinational Company were found in 1937 by the German Labour Front, which was Nazi (National Social German Worker) labour Union. The VW headquarters is in Wolfsburg in Germany.

One of the world’s largest manufacturers, the Volkswagen Group has taken 3.7% in the market of North America. Most of its industries are located in 11 locations in Europe, located in the Americas, Asia and Africa. The company has launched its ‘Strategy 2025’ plans incorporating sustainable mobility and autonomy. Volkswagen has invested its 59 billion dollars to manufacture 300 models of electric cars. This target will complete in 2030.

Daimler Motors

Daimler Motors

Daimler Motors is a British motor vehicle company in. In 1896 H.J Lawson found this company. It is the tenth-largest manufacturer of USA and also the largest truck manufacturer in the world. Daimler has gained 2.2% market share in the Nothern Part of the US by selling their 3.3 million automobiles 2017

China has been a major reason for this remarkable performance by the group which saw a 28% increase in Mercedes-Benz sales. The company also performed well in the electric cars segment as 136,000 electric smart models were sold worldwide.

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How To Tell If Its Time To An Engine Rebuilt?

It can be a very stressful moment for car owners when an engine starts failure at the time of going to college, school or office. Because that is the time when you urgently need this. And it turns from stressful to sad when you are late to reach the destination.

To defend these kinds of situation you have to prepare yourself and your car engine. Read this article till the end and know what are the symptoms of engine overhaul and when to rebuild an engine. So you can rebuild before it totally gets damage and you will not face problems in future.

Symptoms of Engine Overhaul

These symptoms you must keep in your mind that will help to indicate you your engine requires a rebuilt process. You can know more here about the rebuilt engine.

Listen to The Sounds:

If your car is creating some unusual noise you should not ignore this. A loud chanting sound that arises when you roll the automobile is never a good sign. This sound is often caused by collisions between the internal parts of the engine which will break soon. 

Excessive Oil Consumption

Excessive consumption of oil is one of the most dangerous signs that you should not ignore. These problems are often linked to space between various engine parts because of worn engine parts. In these cases sometimes the engine starts emitting of blue smoke. 

Emitting of Excessive Smoke

Sometimes we don’t pay attention to the tailpipes because they are in the back of the car. But you should investigate this. When you start the engine, ask your friend or family member to keep a sharp eye on you. And ask them later how this smoke was coming out. If they saw a cloud of dark black smoke or bluish smoke it might be a symptom of a faulty engine. In this case, you must rebuild your engine as soon as possible.

Excess Buring of Oil

Burning of oil is a symptom of internal damage to the parts or oil leakage. If your car producing lots of bluish smoke from the tailpipes, it might be a symptom of the burning of oil. And it’s the only solution you know very well.

Rebuilt If Compression Loss

If your vehicle is misfiring, you may suffer compression loss that will solely be repaired with the aid of rebuilding the engine. It happens due to worn out or broken timing belt or chain. To attempt the step you can use a compression tester.

Power Loss

Power loss is one of the most common and stressors sign for the car owners. No equipment needed to check this. You can fell it. If you feel your vehicle is not catching the speed like before, it could be is power loss of the engine.

These are the symptoms which are trying to say and indicating, your engine is going to die soon. Before it damages the whole car, call the doctor for treatment. Mean call the mechanic for rebuilt the engine.

It was the topic, rebuild the engine when you see these symptoms. But most probably asked question is why rebuilt engine. While replacing is another good option.

Why Rebuilt Engine

The first benefit of a rebuilt engine which is favourite of almost all persons who are reading this. That is its low cost. Its price is lower than lower the new engine or remanufactured engine.

The second one is all components are inspected and cleaned, each part checked for a long period. You can know deeply about your engine.

And the third one is it is ecofriendly, rebuilding engine doesn’t harm the environment like new.
If you want to know more about the rebuilt engine or want to rebuild click on red words.

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How Much Does A Rebuilt Engine Cost?

If you are thinking to rebuild the engine of your car, so it is a very good decision. You are going to take a good step not only for your car but also for your pocket. Because it saves lots of money in comparison to the new engine.

How Much Does An Rebuilding Engine Cost?

Rebuilding an engine is a higher level of repairing. In this repairing process each and every part/component clean and inspected closely. This level repairing took more money than the normal level repairing. But its cost is not as high as a new or remanufactured engine.

It would not right to say the cost of rebuilding an engine is fixed for different makes and models. Its cost is not fixed, it all depends upon how many parts are changed and the cost of parts that are changed or to be change with labour charge. In a very standard sense, you can count on the fee of rebuilding your engine to run you based on labour anywhere between $ 2500 and $ 4,500. If you are an owner of an expensive car so the cost of rebuilding can increase. Its price would be high to rebuilt.

Why Rebuilt Engine

We hope you have understood why the cost of a rebuilt engine is not defined. Now let us understand why the rebuilding process is important.

Now you already know that the rate of rebuilding is less expensive than purchasing a new one. But it’s not ended here. There are many more reasons apart from this. Like you can know more about your engine, it is a deep level repairing it is easy to fix minor faults with the major problems and it is also good for the environment.

Rebuilding increases the life of the engine. That means you don’t need to purchase another new for a long time. With these benefits, there is one more advantage of a rebuilt engine and it is a warranty.

With these qualities, you can also get a better time period warranty on the rebuilt engines.

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