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Walton Hills Stamping Plant circa 1952​
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 100th Anniversary of the Moving Assembly Line

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Today, Ford celebrates the 100th anniversary of an innovation that has had a great impact on manufacturing, industry and society as a whole: the moving assembly line.  In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the moving assembly line, we thought it’d be nice to take a look back at the history of the Walton Hills Stamping Plant.

Plant Facts:
 
  • Began production in 1954 with full production beginning in 1955.
  • Orginally employed 2,400 people
  • Contained 16 major press lines devoted to production of steel body parts and assemblies ford Ford and Mercurys
  • Was originally named the Cleveland Stamping Plant
  • At the time, the plant featured the latest in automation devices in automobile stamping
 
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10/7/2013 12:00 AM