Saturday, August 8, 2015

Ford using Eglin for cold tests

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Ford vehicles and Ford employees are spending three week at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base, testing the vehicles in extreme cold conditions. Testing will involve the smallest Fiestas and biggest Super Duty trucks. The lab, the largest facility of its kind, is being used to test the vehicles in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. It was the size of the lab that appealed to Ford, which can put up to 72 vehicles in the lab. Ford has been coming to the lab for at least a decade. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 08/07/15)