Ford Shares Instagram Photo Of Rouge Plant From The Past

Posted Mar 22, 2013

Ford Motor Company has uploaded this photo of their Rouge Plant from the 1960s compared to what the plant looks like today on Instagram.  Ford said that when the Rouge Plant first opened, it was used for producing Model-A vehicles.  Today the plant is used for building the Ford F-150 vehicles.  The assembly line has come a long way since the 1960’s, that is for sure!

The Ford Rouge Complex is a factory complex based in Dearborn, Michigan along the Rouge River.  Construction of the factory started in 1917 and was completed in 1928.  At the time of the construction completion, it was the largest integrated factory in the world at 1.5 miles wide by 1 mile long.