2019 Automotive Heritage Awards Journalism Competition
The houses that T built (and that built the T):
Tracking down the assembly plants of Ford’s
first distributed production effort, Article
These days, the automobile company that operates out of just one assembly plant is rare. A century ago, however, it was commonplace, and like many other automobile manufacturing innovations, the practice of operating multiple plants simultaneously derived from the popularity of the Ford Model T. Ford Motor Company, however, didn’t just open one or two assembly plants here or there to handle the increased demand for the T. Instead, in the years before Peter E. Martin helped…
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