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While World War II was fought on numerous battlefields and beaches in Europe and the South Pacific, it was won on the assembly lines of America’s factories.
DETROIT—The assembly plant where Rosie the Riveter showed that a woman could do a “man’s work” by building World War II-era bombers has been saved from the wrecking ball by a group that wants to build a museum on the site.
From manually operated dispensers to robot-mounted valves, dispensing technology has come a long way in half a century.
Without much fanfare, an old faithful friend of many aspiring young engineers recently turned 100—the humble Erector Set.
Once upon a time, ASSEMBLY chronicled the toy industry on a regular basis. In fact, the magazine debuted the same year that the Hula Hoop ushered in the era of fad toys.
What will factories look like 100 years from now when the bicentennial of the moving assembly line is celebrated? Will people still be involved in the production process?
When the moving assembly line debuted at Ford’s Highland Park factory 100 years ago, the world was becoming a smaller place, thanks to canals, flying machines, road maps and highways.
This month marks the official celebration of the world’s first moving assembly line. On Oct. 7, 1913, 140 assemblers stationed along a 150-foot chassis line at a Ford Motor Co. plant just north of Detroit stood in place as the work came to them.
The late Eiji Toyoda was a giant in the world of lean manufacturing and quality control.
DETROIT—A nonprofit community organization is launching an online crowd funding campaign to raise $125,000 to preserve parts of Ford Motor Co.’s historic Highland Park complex, where the moving assembly line was invented.