Ford Aims to Restart North American Car Production in April
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DEARBORN, MI. Sept. 27, 2018 – Ford Motor Company marks the centennial of the Rouge complex, which is the only one in American history to manufacture vehicles – including boats, tractors and cars – non-stop for 100 years. After making more than 28 vehicle models, including the innovative aluminum-bodied F-150, the Rouge’s Dearborn Truck Plan will soon make electrified F-150 models. The Rouge helped build America’s middle class with the $5-a-day wage, provided jobs for disabled workers and profit sharing. Today, Ford and UAW are investing $35 million to expand a nearby facility to further train its workforce; Ford has opened a new $45 million Advanced Manufacturing Center to accelerate manufacturing innovation. The Rouge sets a global standard for sustainable production. It generates zero-waste-to-landfill; the plant’s internal aluminum recycling system processes 12 million pounds monthly; and Rouge features one of the world’s largest living roofs, an on-site orchard, and 80,000 honeybees. Photo by: Sam VarnHagen