Leidos has signed a $5.7 million energy savings performance contract with the Ford Motor Company. Under the agreement, Leidos will optimize the HVAC system at the automobile manufacturer’s Livonia (MI) Transmission Plant.
The press release says the plant, which employs 1,550 people, builds six-speed transmissions for the Mustang, F-150 Transit and Expedition vehicles. Leidos’ work will begin in the fourth quarter. The release says that in 2012 Ford said that it would reduce operational energy use per vehicle by 25 percent globally by the end of this year. Performance contracts are on tool to meet that goal. They are used in plants, commercial buildings and research facilities.
Ford sales rose 6.4 percent in June, according to USA Today.