WOODHAVEN, Mich. – In 1966, several Ford Motor Company executives, including Bill Ford, Sr., joined Michigan Gov. George Romney to speak at a very special event – Woodhaven Stamping Plant’s dedication ceremony. The ceremony officially kicked off what was then one of the largest dedicated stamping plants in the company. The 2.5 million-square-foot facility pressed dozens of major parts for several Ford carlines, most notably for the iconic Mustang, during its first production runs.
The plant had been operational for months before the ceremony, but the high-profile event stood as a testament to the important role the plant played not only in the production of vehicles, but to the constant flow of parts to the moving assembly line.
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