Thankfully, the only injury reported was to the deadline of the October sales report.
No, those folks in fire fighter gear were not dressed up for Halloween in Dearborn, Michigan yesterday – they were legit.
Ford reported that its world headquarters building was evacuated yesterday, after a fire started in the facility’s basement. The fire came from an electrical substation, and caused power to be cut off to the HQ and to the adjacent Ford Credit office buildings.
A report from the Detroit Free Press indicates that the fire was contained by midday yesterday, with no injuries. The headquarters reopened this morning.
The power cut has impacted typical reporting on U.S. and Canada sales, as well. In a press release, the company said that battery backups worked as designed to protect on of its main data centers, the lack of power on Monday will delay the normal first-of-the-month reporting. We’re told to look for October sales results later this week, along with a press release and an 8-K filing.
Source: The Detroit Free Press