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 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The best of the best were recognized tonight as Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) presents its highest honor for customer satisfaction -- the "Chairman's Award" -- to the top 2 percent of its dealers.
 "You are being honored because, according to your customers, you have demonstrated your commitment to customer satisfaction in an exemplary fashion," Ford Chairman Harold A. Poling told dealers and Ford executives gathered for the awards ceremony. "That's truly exceptional performance."
 The coveted Chairman's Award is presented annually to a select group of the company's 5,340 Ford, Lincoln-Mercury and heavy truck dealerships that receive exceptionally high marks on customer satisfaction surveys. Customers rate dealers in all areas of sales, service, technical proficiency and convenience.
 In celebration of their accomplishments in customer satisfaction, dealers and their spouses were recognized at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale. Poling presented the awards at a black-tie dinner in their honor.
 "The Chairman's Award recognizes the top echelon among Ford's dealers," Poling said. "It encourages all dealers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement in every aspect of their relationship with their customers. And, tonight, we celebrate the achievements of 134 of the very best in the business."
 This year, the award was given to 91 Ford, 38 Lincoln-Mercury and five heavy truck dealers. Four dealers have received the award every year since the program began in 1985.
 Bill Deloach Lincoln-Mercury Tuscaloosa Alabama
 C. Long, Inc. Camden Arizona
 Parker Motor Company, Inc. Parker Arizona
 Cogswell Motors, Inc. Russellville Arizona
 Five Star Ford Scottsdale Arizona
 Jim Burke Ford Bakersfield California
 Folsom Lake Ford Inc. Folsom California
 Codiroli Ford Livermore California
 Country Ford Trucks Modesto California
 San Gabriel Valley L-M San Gabriel California
 Magic Lincoln-Mercury Valencia California
 Vista Ford Woodland Hills California
 Jim Wilson Ford Yreka California
 Sill-Terhar Motors, Inc. Broomfield Colorado
 Columbine Ford, Inc. Rifle Colorado
 Carman Lincoln-Mercury Inc. Wilmington Delaware
 Bartow Ford Company Bartow Florida
 Stedem Ford, Inc. Fort Meade Florida
 Miami Lincoln-Mercury, Inc. Miami Florida
 Palmetto Truck Center Miami Florida
 Carlisle Ford, Inc. St. Petersburg Florida
 Karl Flammer Ford, Inc. Tarpon Springs Florida
 Venice Lincoln-Mercury, Inc. Venice Florida
 Duvall Ford Company, Inc. Clayton Georgia
 Jacky W. Jones Ford, Inc. Cleveland Georgia
 Riverside Ford, Inc. Macon Georgia
 Childre Ford-Mercury, Inc. Sandersville Georgia
 Theisen Motors, Inc. Twin Falls Idaho
 Arlington Heights Ford, Inc. Arlington Heights Illinois
 Auffenberg Lincoln-Mercury, Inc. Belleville Illinois
 Anderson Brothers Ford, Inc. Berwyn Illinois
 Mooney Motors, Inc. Chrisman Illinois
 Foley-Gill Ford Truck Sales Chillicothe Illinois
 Calhoun County Ford Hardin Illinois
 Buss Ford Sales McHenry Illinois
 John Bearce Ford, Inc. Washington Illinois
 Ogden Avenue Motors, Inc. Westmont Illinois
 Carriage Ford, Inc. Clarksville Indiana
 Allen County Motors, Inc. Fort Wayne Indiana
 Lenox L-M Lebanon, Inc. Lebanon Indiana
 Tom Roush Lincoln-Mercury Westfield Indiana
 Don's Truck Sales Fairbank Iowa
 Koehn Motor Co. Victor Iowa
 Bob Sight Lincoln-Mercury Overland Park Kansas
 Les Pinkham Lincoln-Mercury Elizabethtown Kentucky
 Cole Ford-Mercury, Inc. Mt. Sterling Kentucky
 Parker Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Murray Kentucky
 McGuire Ford, Inc. West Liberty Kentucky
 Marler Ford Company, Inc. Colfax Louisiana
 Lamarque North Shore Ford, Inc. Mandeville Louisiana
 Searway Ford Sales Inc. Springvale Maine
 Bert Spriggs Motor Sales, Inc. Annapolis Maryland
 Norris Ford Baltimore Maryland
 Kirk Ford Sales, Inc. Hancock Maryland
 Sunnyside Motor Co., Inc. Holden Massachusetts
 Rodman Lincoln-Mercury Inc. Raynham Massachusetts
 Tasca Lincoln Mercury, Inc. Seekonk Massachusetts
 Townsend Sales & Service, Inc. Townsend Massachusetts
 Krug Rivertown Motors Cheboygan Michigan
 Shepherd Lincoln-Mercury Richmond Michigan
 Don Woodhams, Inc. South Haven Michigan
 Crest Linc-Merc Sales, Inc. Sterling Heights Michigan
 Jerome-Duncan, Inc. Sterling Heights Michigan
 Troy Motors, Inc. Troy Michigan
 Atwater Ford, Inc. Atwater Minnesota
 Mills Motor, Inc. Brainerd Minnesota
 Wolf Motor Co., Inc. Jordan Minnesota
 Messelt's, Inc. Roseau Minnesota
 Miller Linc-Merc-Nissan Inc. St. Cloud Minnesota
 Bob Seely Ford Co. Zumbrota Minnesota
 Bill Ethridge Lincoln-Mercury Meridian Mississippi
 Burton-Walthall Motors, Inc. Warsaw Missouri
 Bob Smith Lincoln-Mercury Billings Montana
 Bitterroot Ford Missoula Montana
 Diers, Inc. Fremont Nebraska
 Knerl Ford Ponca Nebraska
 Lucas Motor Company, Inc. Burlington New Jersey
 Country Ford-Mercury Elmer New Jersey
 Ditschman/Flemington F-L-M Flemington New Jersey
 Quality Lincoln-Mercury Millville New Jersey
 Rice & Holman Truck Pennsauken New Jersey
 Maplecrest Linc-Merc, Inc. Union New Jersey
 Smith Motor Company, Inc. Washington New Jersey
 Thomas Linc-Merc, Inc. Westfield New Jersey
 Gentilini Ford, Inc. Woodbine New Jersey
 Smith-Cairns Ford, Inc. Bronxville New York
 Brownell Motors, Inc. Fishkill New York
 Muck Motor Sales, Inc. Getzville New York
 Ted Schultz Ford, Inc. Nanuet New York
 Ciener-Woods Ford Kernersville North Carolina
 Martin Family F-L-M, Inc. Morganton North Carolina
 Roseboro Ford, Inc. Roseboro North Carolina
 Stott's Ford, Inc. Tryon North Carolina
 Lunde Linc-Merc, Inc. Fargo North Dakota
 Artino Ford Huron Ohio
 Mike Bass Ford, Inc. Lorain Ohio
 Mathews Kennedy F-L-M, Inc. Marion Ohio
 Bill Rose & Sons, Inc. Richwood Ohio
 Fred Jones L-M of Oklahoma Oklahoma City Oklahoma
 City, Inc.
 Jim Crossland Linc-Merc Inc. Ponca City Oklahoma
 Summit Ford-Mercury, Inc. Enterprise Oregon
 Gary-Worth Lincoln-Mercury Gladstone Oregon
 Spence Ford, Inc. Boyertown Pennsylvania
 Jim Dellaria Ford/L-M Burgettstown Pennsylvania
 Murray's Ford, Inc. DuBois Pennsylvania
 Benson Linc-Merc Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
 Ray Price Motors, Inc. E. Stroudsburg Pennsylvania
 McClure Motor Co., Inc. Troy Pennsylvania
 Rizzo Ford, Inc. North Providence Rhode Island
 Walterboro Motor Sales Company Walterboro South Carolina
 Jacobsen Ford Mercury, Inc. Sturgis South Dakota
 Riverside Lincoln-Mercury Inc. Madison Tennessee
 Beaman Linc-Merc, Inc. Nashville Tennessee
 Jarnagin Motor Company Rutledge Tennessee
 W O Bankston Linc-Merc, Inc. Dallas Texas
 Kark Klement Ford-Mercury, Inc. Decatur Texas
 McRee Ford, Inc. Dickinson Texas
 Prestige Ford Garland Texas
 Hemphill Motor Company, Inc. Hemphill Texas
 Tommie Vaughn Motors, Inc. Houston Texas
 Jim Gautier Ford Center, Inc. Mercedes Texas
 Sykora Family Ford, Inc. West Texas
 Green Mountain Linc-Merc, Inc. Barre Vermont
 Ted Green Ford, Inc. Stockbridge Vermont
 Doughty Linc-Merc Keller Virginia
 Bowditch Ford, Inc. Newport News Virginia
 Conoly Phillips L-M Inc. Norfolk Virginia
 Riggins Motor Co., Inc. Poquoson Virginia
 Van Cleve Ford, Inc. Morton Washington
 Deligne Sales & Service, Inc. Ansted West Virginia
 Blackburn Ford Sales, Inc. Oak Hill West Virginia
 Ed Witt's Venus Ford Cudahy Wisconsin
 Hughes Service, Inc. Milladore Wisconsin
 Garbo Motor Sales, Inc. Racine Wisconsin
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 /CONTACT: Kathryn Blackwell of Ford, 313-594-2880/
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