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Old 7th November 2009, 19:51   #16
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Default RIVER ROUGE COMPLEX: Ford spends $2 Billion USD in Detroit

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DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co.’s $2 billion revival of the sprawling River Rouge complex — a risky endeavor while the company battled financial problems — has transformed a gritty piece of American history into a modern model of environmental responsibility and manufacturing flexibility.
The site, where Henry Ford turned raw iron ore into Model A cars, will soon begin producing the company’s best-selling vehicle, the F-150 pickup, and offer visitors an inside look at production after a 25-year hiatus on public tours.
At the new Dearborn Truck Plant, a “living roof” will help heat and cool the building, and assembly lines are flexible enough to allow the company to build nine different models and react more quickly to shifting customer demand.

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Ford overhauls factory to be green - Green Machines- msnbc.com

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A video (Beautiful) of Eminem features the Packard factory and other parts of the city.

Starts with the Michigan Central Station.


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I visited this factory in Aug 2009. Awesome plant. The movies theatre is awesome too.

Coming to the Packard factory, I wonder why such a huge place for such a cheap price hasnt been owned for the past 50-60 years? Why did AMC not use it?
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I visited this factory in Aug 2009. Awesome plant. The movies theatre is awesome too.

Coming to the Packard factory, I wonder why such a huge place for such a cheap price hasnt been owned for the past 50-60 years? Why did AMC not use it?
Blame the riots and the subarban sprawl.

The trend has been to let sleeping dogs like and move to new construction in the suburbs.
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