The Barrow Economic Development Council highlighted Akins Ford's efforts in a recent newsletter.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Akins Ford in Winder has jumped on the environmentally-friendly bandwagon. According to the Barrow Economic Development Council, the business has committed to a full energy retrofit to save thousands of dollars each month on utility costs, predicting the conversion to energy efficiency will save as much as $150,000 annually. The dealership has replaced more than 90 skylights with a Domed Prismatic light to use daylight harvesting and more than 1,100 fixtures and 3,000 lamps to increase light levels and efficiency. HVAC units have been replaced with higher efficient systems and refuse oil furnaces have been added to reduce their natural gas consumption. A Building Automation System with an Energy Dashboard was installed to control and …
The first Ford hit the roads on this date in 1896.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Shopping for a vehicle? Check out the Akins dealership in Winder, which sells new Ford, Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler vehicles, as well as used cars, trucks and SUVs. On June 4, 1896, one of the enduring brands of the American automotive industry hit the road for the first time. Henry Ford motored out of the workshop behind his Detroit home in a car that was powered by a gasoline engine. Then 32, Ford had worked for two years on his Quadricycle, which ran on four wire wheels that resembled heavy-duty bicycle tires. It was steered with a tiller like a boat, and it had only two forward speeds and no reverse. The top speed was about 25 miles per hour. The car was a success and led to the 1903 founding of the Ford Motor Company. Henry Ford wasn't …