Ford updating plant, tour

DEARBORN (AP) - Ford Motor Co. has plans to revamp both its Dearborn Truck Plant as well as the Rouge Factory Tour.

The Detroit News reports the automaker is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a refurbishment of the truck plant, which has produced more than 2 million F-150 pickups.

Meanwhile, the factory tour also will undergo some renovations later this year. The tour has been taken by more than 1 million since it opened a decade ago.

The updates include a new multimedia display of the F-150; renovation of the bridge and walk-around area that overlooks the assembly plant; and updates to the Legacy and Art of Manufacturing theaters to include new special effects.

The tour will close from Aug. 25 through Sept. 21 to coincide with the plant shutdown.

Published: Tue, Jun 17, 2014


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