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THE LATE GREAT WIXOM PLANT

Postby oldschool1 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:20 am

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By Andrew Ganz 2013 at http://www.leftlanenews.com

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The former Wixom Assembly Plant opened in 1957 and operated for 50 years, building a variety of Lincolns and Ford's higher-end models, including the Thunderbird and the Ford GT sports car.

Ford sold 239 acres of the facility to a division of Barrow Development, which will redevelop the site as part of the city of Wixom's new Planned Unit Development District. According to a Ford release, the property has been rezoned for manufacturing, research and development, office and some retail. Ford will retain 77 acres of the site, and although the automaker hasn't stated its intentions for its slice of land, about 45 acres are likely to be developed into a Menards hardware store.

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Ford shuttered the plant in 2007 as part of the automaker's 2006 restructuring plan under CEO Alan Mulally. The Wixom plant was one of five plants the automaker earmarked for closure. The last vehicle to roll off the line in Wixom - a Lincoln Town Car - was built in June of 2007. Ford discontinued the Lincoln LS and Ford GT that were built at the facility and the automaker transferred Town Car production to a St. Thomas, Ontario, plant that the automaker shut down in late 2011.
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