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The Houses that T Built (and that Built the T): Tracking Down the Assembly Plants of Ford’s First Distributed Production Effort

Posted December 18, 2018 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: Ford history manufacturing

These days, the automobile company that operates out of just one assembly plant is rare. A century ago, however, it was commonplace, and like many other automobile manufacturing innovations, the practice of operating multiple plants simultaneously derived from the popularity of the Ford Model T.

Ford Motor Company, however, didn’t just open one or two assembly plants here or there to handle the increased demand for the T. Instead, in the years before Peter E. Martin helped develop the moving assembly line for Ford, the company opened as many as 30 plants across the continent to churn out Ts like there was no tomorrow.

A look back on the early manufacturing strategy of Ford.

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