Mirror Image at Kansas City Assembly Plant Shines Light on Sisters Working in Tandem

May 27, 2022

Just as teeter goes with totter and see goes with saw, Brittany and Bria Woodley, operators at Kansas City Assembly Plant, are Mother Nature’s answer to a sibling shadow. As they often walk the floor together, one might see a coverall-wearing individual approaching, only to then see the exact duplicate appear from behind. The Woodley sisters are identical twins who walk and sound alike while working the same position on the night shift in the Transit body department.

One of the twins installs hood hinges to the driver’s side of the Transit van, while the other installs hinges on the passenger side. They take pride in their job, and are proud to say that they chose to follow in the footsteps of their father, Carl Woodley, in coming to work for Ford. “Our dad retired from Ford in 2008,” said Bria. “He had over 33 years of service and was all over the place, but mainly spent the majority of his career in the truck paint department on B shift.”

The twins, who often complete one another’s sentences, say they started at the plant working for the cleanup crew, before being hired on as Ford employees. “It was mainly a fill-gap type of job while we were working on our educational goals,” said Brittany. “We are partners in our life, school and work experiences. We work alongside each other all the time.”

Both are studying human resources management in college. “Yeah, because she copied off of me first,” laughed Bria. “If the cosmos works out that way, we’d certainly like to consider working in human resources for Ford.”

Bria went on to say that she likes working with people. She enjoys helping others develop and train in their jobs while working through any quandaries they may have, whether it be interpreting contract issues or general human interest topics. “I just like to help people,” she said.

The twins are accustomed to others mixing them up. “Brittany is more of the talker,” said Bria, though Brittany acknowledges that others can generally tell them apart just by noticing how much more she is speaking. “It happens so often that we pretty much just go with it, unless it’s something major where it really needs to be clarified,” she said. “Otherwise, we just roll with it. We’re flexible like that.”