It has witnessed the production of some of the most iconic vehicles in history. It’s also a veteran of two world wars and the Great Depression. And, it played a pivotal role in American labor history. Ford Motor Co.’s iconic manufacturing complex on the banks of the Rouge River in Dearborn, MI, has seen it all.
Once upon a time, the Rouge was the only place on earth where you could witness the entire automaking process in one day. The massive facility, which recently celebrated its centennial, was the largest manufacturing operation owned by a single company.