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.
- 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