Ford employee puts Bronco on ice—literally
Spring-like temperatures in southeast Michigan haven’t stopped Jacob DiMaria from building his annual Ford-themed snow sculpture. As an NVH technician at Ford Motor Company (the NVH stands for noise, vibration, harshness), his job is to come up with solutions.
No snow? No problem.
In anticipation of the new Ford Bronco reaching customers within a few months, DiMaria created a full-size Bronco in the front yard of his Dearborn home. He told a Ford employee communications website that he spent about five evenings working on the sculpture.
This is the third year that DiMaria has created a sculpture. Two years ago he built a classic Mustang, and last year he erected a replica of the Michigan Central Station, which Ford is refurbishing into the centerpiece of a new innovation hub.
“I enjoy doing the Ford-themed sculptures each year,” says DiMaria, who lives in a neighborhood that includes a number of Ford employees. “… It’s something everyone recognizes and can get behind. Hopefully people can get some enjoyment out of it before the weather warms up and it melts.”
DiMaria says it was particularly important to him to give people something positive on which to focus.
“I don’t get to talk to everyone that drives or walks by,” he says, “but they always seem to have a smile on their face.”