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    interesting stuff.
    Barry Donovan, pdub and 2 others like this.
    Doing it all wrong since 1966

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    Thanks - I went to high school about 1 mile away from there.
    Phil / Omaha

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      When we were kids growing up in SE Michigan we got a tour of The Rouge as a school field trip. It was interesting but what I took away was that I never wanted to work on an assembly line. Luckily, I didn't.

      Dan

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        When we were kids growing up in SE Michigan we got a tour of The Rouge as a school field trip. It was interesting but what I took away was that I never wanted to work on an assembly line. Luckily, I didn't.

        Dan
        Yeah, and from watching that I'm sure I want to be the guy throwing those alloy bags into that flaming hell hole. Gyah.
        Charter member of the Turd Nuggets

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          Interesting old film.
          Now almost all the "Body Line" jobs have been replaced by robotic welding, and the others moved to MEXICO.......
          Every One of those workers had homes, families, and a Pension, that WERE the backbone of the AMERICAN ECONOMY.....
          ​​​​​​

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            I wonder when vertical integration will, again, become a thing. Ford divested their steel production in 1981, Boeing used to own forests to get the wood for its planes - now much of the composite stuff is done by suppliers; however, they have brought back in-house their wing and tail production - which moves them back to that vertical integration that Ford had at the Rouge.
            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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              Interesting old film.
              Now almost all the "Body Line" jobs have been replaced by robotic welding, and the others moved to MEXICO.......
              Every One of those workers had homes, families, and a Pension, that WERE the backbone of the AMERICAN ECONOMY.....
              ​​​​​​
              So were the farmers that plowed with Oxen - times change.

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                Yeah, and from watching that I'm sure I want to be the guy throwing those alloy bags into that flaming hell hole. Gyah.
                makes you wonder how often they supplemented their income with mob money paid for special, disposal services? who knows, Jimmy Hoffa could be an alloy in some Ford car....
                Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                  "I hear you paint Fords?"

                  Of all the paths you take in life - make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                    "I hear you paint Fords?"
                    Just retired, 40+ years as a TEAMSTER !!

                    "What Color?....Oh, Yes Red would be Nice,
                    I'll wear a Tie....."

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                      awesome. it is funny to think of beautiful tig welding after watching
                      Previously boxer3main
                      the death rate and fairy tales cannot kill the nature left behind.

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