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UNITED TECHNOLOGIES AUTOMOTIVE TAMPA PLANT AWARDED FORD MOTOR COMPANY CONTRACT

 UNITED TECHNOLOGIES AUTOMOTIVE TAMPA PLANT
 AWARDED FORD MOTOR COMPANY CONTRACT
 TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- When Ford Motor Company's next- generation Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable arrive in Tampa dealer showrooms a few years from now, they will incorporate state-of-the-art electronic modules built here by employees of the United Technologies Automotive (UTA) Tampa assembly plant. Ford has awarded the plant a contract valued at between $12 million and $15 million to manufacture the devices.
 The contract for a new "Generic Electronic Module" (GEM) for the next-generation Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable was announced today by Edward Hagenlocker, vice president - General Operations for Ford's North American Operations. Hagenlocker made the announcement during a visit to the plant where employees were shown highlights of Ford's 1993-model vehicle line, including the soon-to-be-introduced Lincoln Mark VIII and the redesigned Ford Ranger pickup truck.
 "The GEM module is a real, as well as symbolic, expression of the direction Ford Motor Company is continually headed -- toward greater efficiency, value and quality for our customers," said Hagenlocker.
 "The GEM is intended to replace several individual electronic modules by combining their functions into a single, more efficient electronic unit," said Thomas Wolanzyk, UTA vice president and general manager - Input Controls.
 The Ford Taurus is Ford's best-selling passenger car in the United States.
 "Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable continue to set the standard by which other vehicles are judged," Hagenlocker said. "We expect the GEM module to be just one of the enhancements that will sustain their leadership in the future."
 Last year, UTA was awarded a $130 million contract from Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) to design and manufacture most of the electrical distribution system for the next-generation Taurus and Sable. That contract was the largest UTA had ever won and was the largest electrical system contract every awarded by Ford Motor Company's North American Automotive Operations.
 The GEM module will be an integral part of the Taurus and Sable electrical system.
 United Technologies Automotive, headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., is a major supplier of electrical and interior trim systems and components to car and truck manufacturers worldwide. It is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), based in Hartford, Conn., which provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the aerospace, building systems and automotive industries.
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 /CONTACT: Timothy G. Weir of United Technologies Automotive, 313-593-9672/
 (F UTX) CO: United Technologies Automotive; Ford Motor Company ST: Florida, Michigan IN: AUT SU: CON


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