Today, at the #fordrouge plant, a high-quality, high-tech F-150 rolls off the line every 53 seconds like clockwork. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #motorcity#ford •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• “Building a church that builds a city.” -Comeback City Church
From manufacturing ships in 1918, to building America's favorite trucks today, the Ford Rouge Complex has a lot to celebrate in its 100th year of operation. Congratulations Ford for completing 100 Years • . . . . . . . . #ford #100yearsofrouge #fordrouge#rougefactory #rougefactorytour #manufacturing#america #fordf150 #fordtrucks #builtfordtough
Ford Motor Company is celebrating 100 years of the Rouge Complex. Henry Ford built the complex along the Rouge River as an integrated plant to make the steel, parts, castings, and stampings needed to build a car and then assemble those cars all in the same place. It was the largest integrated factory in the world when it was finished in 1928. Albert Kahn designed it in 1917 when construction began. . Ford still manufactures at the complex but has divested some aspects. Steel-making was sold in 1989. Today, AK Steel operates the mills at the south end of the Rouge Complex. . Taken May 2, 2015.
About last nights adventure.... row boating passed huge freighters under draw bridges trains and pipes, passed #zugisland, down the concrete bottomed end of the #rougeriver, where it opens up into the #detroit strait... what a trip. I have always found the #industrialaesthetic to be horrifying and somewhat beautiful... but that area is genuinely #apocalyptic when you consider the beautiful, verdant, vivacious nature of #delray and the industrial area of #southwestdetroit... natural springs, fruit trees, #native burial mounds, sturgeon spawning, marshes with a beautiful sandy beach.. full of life.. tens of 1000's as sacred #nativeland. Today the water at the end of the Rouge River is covered in a layer of oil, it smelled aweful... the river was expanded to accept ocean bound vessels leaving Detroit's #fordrouge facility... where Ford created "vertical integration"; owning the steel mill, rubber tire factory, glass factory... everything needed to make his cars... today open coal and #petcoke piles line the river, refuse and rusty metal piles behind heavy emitting factories and refineries... the sacrifice of this environment to serve as the engine and waterway of Michigans and the US industrial growth is only equalled by the neglect and environmental/ human degradation that #settlersociety has created for migrant, black and brown bodies currently living in the area... #toxicvalley, the sacrifice zone and this water shed is the defining characteristic of #swdetroit we smell it all the time, we drive over it on the freeway but it is so seldomly discussed or problematicized... have you been down this river??? the pollution from this space is never on the table and continually grows... everyone in the hood should see these waters and know what's happening to our community... #environmentalist#raizup#decolonizedetroit#zagajibiising#anishinaabe#idlenomore#environmentalracism#48217#oppenago#wawiatenong#delraydetroit
Today we toured the Ford Rouge Assembly plant where the F-150 Truck is currently assembled. The Rouge complex was also once home to the Dearborn Assembly Plant where many generations of mustangs were built (among other vehicles.) The new plant building the F150 is an intriguing watch from the tour mezzanine. The historical and innovation video productions were some of the most advanced we've experienced on tours. The assembly plant was self guided so you could walk it at your own pace and interest. Well worth the price of admission. Many former employees happy to answer your questions. No cameras in the assembly area, so this is all I've got. Was a small group weekday in the later afternoon. #michigan#ford#fordrouge#homeiswhereyouparkit
When in the #motorcity it's only natural to want to visit a working assembly line at what was once the largest factory on the planet. New images of my visit to the #fordrouge are on #editingluke today. Link in profile.
Wow. This place may look a lot like Philly, but it was pretty incredible. Toured the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village and the Ford Rouge Factory. Definitely worth the price of admission for all three sites, couldn't even finish it all in one day. History, innovation and invention all in one place #thehenryford#fordrouge#greenfieldvillage#dearborn#michigan