Logan is a self-declared Ford man. Nearly every week he defends the merits of Ford over Chevy against Brother John or Caleb.
So it was appropriate that, in honor of his birthday, we toured the Ford Rouge Factory in Dearborn Michigan. From the 1/3 mile, elevated walkway we watched as, step-by-step from installing headlights to attaching windshield wipers to stuffing owner's manuals in the glovebox, hundreds of workers turned thousands of parts into complete pick-up trucks.
The Rouge Factory Tour is a part of the Henry Ford, which also includes the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. Henry Ford, the man who founded the company that first mass produced automobiles, left some of his fortune to preserve history. Part of that money was used to create the museum beside the Rouge factory.
Today the Ford Rouge Factory produces pick-up trucks, including the popular F150. Over the years the factory has been the birthplace of tractors, cars (such as the Model A, Mustang and Thunderbird), and, during World War II, Jeeps. Henry Ford's inspiration for the Rouge was a facility where all the components of an automobile were produced on-site. While the strategy of the Ford Motor Company has changed since Henry Ford first produced the Model A, his vision of providing Americans with affordable automobiles remains.