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Ford Highland Park Plant Currently in 4th Place in National On-line Challenge
The Woodward Avenue Action Association's Ford Highland Park Plant preservaton project has ranked fourth in the "This Place Matters Challenge" presented by the National Trust for Historic Preservation with a week left for supporters to vote.
By: Nicole Brown, Outreach & Promotions Coordinator
The “This Place Matters” Challenge is presented by the National Trust for Historic Preservation recognizing historic preservation efforts. On-line voting began August 15 and will end September 15 at www.woodwardavenue.org.
“Since the challenge began, we have seen a dramatic increase in inquires regarding the Ford Highland Park Plant. We’ve also had an influx of testimonials from people who once worked at the plant and are glad that someone is recognizing their contribution to automotive and manufacturing history. The “This Place Matters” challenge” is allowing us to spread the word beyond the metro Detroit area about the Ford Highland Park Plant and its significance, “said Woodward Avenue Action Association, Executive Director, Heather Carmona.
The Woodward Avenue Action Association nominated the Ford Highland Park Plant due to its national significance as one of Woodward’s National Historic Landmarks. It is the home of the moving assembly line, the $5 per day wage, 8 hour workday and 40 hour a week work shift. It launched the American Middle Class and was a critical production facility as the Arsenal of Democracy manufacturing military vehicles during World War II during the 1940’s. The factory was so important to the country that the predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency located its field office just steps away from the plant. For more information about Ford Highland Park watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/
About the Woodward Avenue Action Association
The WA3 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, economic and community development organization. Its mission is to enhance and improve the visual, economic, functional and historic character of the 27-mile All-American Road through a local and regional effort. Woodward Avenue is also a member of the prestigious National Scenic Byway’s Collection ®. The America’s Byway ® program is a collection of 151 distinct roadways in America that tell recognize roadways for intrinsic qualities and stories that can be told no where else in the world. For membership information, call 248-288-2004 or visit WA3 online at www.woodwardavenue.org
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The Woodward Avenue Action Association is a Michigan nonprofit corporation, a 501(c)(3), working to improve the visual, economic, functional and historic significance of the 27-mile Woodward Avenue through public, private, local & regional partnerships.