Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Ford Rouge Factory Tour

We really enjoyed this tour.  We caught a bus from the Henry Ford Museum that took us to the Factory.  We watched 2 movies, the first was on 3 screens, the second was on 7 screens,  we got to sit in swivel chairs for that movie.  The second movie tried to give you the feeling of being on a factory floor, complete with heat, water spray, smells and noise.  Then we went up to the observation tower to look out over the plant.  From there, we went on the tour.  Loved the tour as you could spend all the time you wanted at each station.  Gary was hoping to see them put the engines inside the F-150, but that wasn’t part of the tour.  We were not allowed to take photos of the workers.  At the end of the tour we got to see some of the models made by Ford.  Great day.


This is the painting department.  The fumes from the paint are somehow made into the energy that runs the plant.


the roof of this building is covered with 3 inches of dirt and planted with some kind of plant.  This makes the building cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.  The sky lights make it possible for the workers to see during the day without having to use lighting in the plant.  Of course, this does not apply on a cloudy day.


the plants used on top of the buildings.



Clyde once wrote Ford a note thanking him for making this model, as he used it in lots of his get-a-ways.




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