What’s Your Story – Tim Stampley

Tim Stampley is a Sales Associate here at Two Rivers Ford. Stampley is originally from Springhill, Louisiana, but currently resides in Hermitage, Tennessee. A Southern Arkansas University graduate, Stampley plays an important role on our team.


How many years have you been working in the automotive industry?

I’ve been working with cars for 16 years.


What is the best part of your job at Two Rivers Ford?

The best part of my job is dealing with different and interesting people every day.


Do you have any hobbies?

I really enjoy golfing and fishing.


Favorite sports team?

LSU football.


What kind of car do you drive?

I currently have two Ford vehicles: a 2016 Ford F-150 4×4 and a 2011 Ford Fusion SEL.


What is your favorite Ford product?

My favorite Ford is definitely the F-150.


What car/truck matches your personality?

Again, the F-150.


What is your least favorite vehicle you’ve ever owned?

Well, I tell you for sure it wasn’t a Ford.


If you could have any car in the world, what would it be?

Without a doubt, a GT 350 Mustang.


For your next Ford vehicle, stop by Two Rivers Ford. Tim Stampley, along with our other sales associates, will be available to help you find the car of your dreams.

Redefining Sustainable Design: Ford Soy-Foam Materials

Soybeans may not sound that exciting, but Ford recently made headlines by demonstrating how it used this renewable crop to create materials for many of its designs. In particular, Ford recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary of using soy-foam materials for seat cushions, seat backs, and headrests, the first step among many in reaching a truly sustainable future.

According to Ford, roughly 18.5 million cars have soybean-based foams in them, a technology which necessitates approximately 500 billion soybeans. By switching to soy foam, Ford reduced carbon dioxide emissions by about 228 million pounds, as the foam replaces petroleum-based products like plastics.

“The research and testing of renewable, plant-based alternatives to petroleum-derived plastics has been my life’s work since 2000, and I’m proud to be able to continue the vision of Henry Ford,” said Debbie Mielewski, senior technical leader of Materials and Sustainability at Ford.

The company first introduced the revolutionary foam back in 2007, though Henry Ford himself had the idea to introduce biomaterials as early as the 1940s. Plant-based alternatives to plastics greatly reduce the oil consumption, which in turn drives gas prices down—even if it does so indirectly over the course of several years. Soy foam is just one of many Ford technologies that are redefining sustainable design. We at Two Rivers Ford can’t wait to see what the brand develops next.