Ford Motor Company's Wixom Plant

Pictured below is Ford's Wixom, Michigan, Plant, in 1956. The new, post-war plants were steel-framed, mostly single-story buildings located in the suburbs. They were also highway-centered: parts arrived by truck and finished cars departed on trucks. Workers commuted in their own automobiles.


Below you can see the interior of Ford's Wixom Plant about 1958. Ford's Highland Park Plant had huge glass walls to admit natural light. The new plats made extensive use of artificial light.

Images: From the Collection of The Henry Ford. 1) P.833.108265.471 and 2) P.833. 113633.6

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