|Glen Miller posted|
Chicago Torrence Avenue Assembly is Ford Motor Company's oldest continually-operated automobile manufacturing plant. It is located at E. 130th Street and Torrence Avenue in the Hegewisch community area of Chicago. The Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and Ford Explorer, all of which share the same platform are assembled in this plant. Here is the plant in 1924 where Model T's were being built shortly after it opened. [Actually, it opened ten years earlier, 1914.]Lynn Gamperl Antonaglia I work here! We build 600-650 cars per shift every day.
One of the reasons for creating grade separations for 130th Street and Torrence Avenue, was to increase the efficiency of moving cars off the assembly line to the shipping facility further south on Torrence Avenue.
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|Tony Margis posted|
Ford is going to quit making cars (sedans). This plant will be converted to make SUVs.