Ford's Rouge reborn: Tours take MTV approach to industry

By Joel Kurth / The Detroit News The Rouge Factory Tour opened Monday with a bang. Literally. Clare Fisher’s ears may still be ringing. Bangs, booms, strobe lights, mist and other special effects wowed 825 visitors who sold out the factory’s first day of tours since 1980. The MTV approach to heavy industry had Detroit … Continue Reading →

Naval trainees at Ford Rouge Plant

Rouge naval school trained WWII sailors in skilled trades

As the world was becoming engulfed in war in 1940, The Ford Motor Co. pitched in and helped establish the United States Naval Service Training School at the Rouge plant in Dearborn. By the time the school closed in May of 1946 it had trained more than 22,000 young sailors to repair engines, both diesel … Continue Reading →