The RiverRouge plant was builtin 1917
Dearborn, Michigan. The mill once employed up to 100000 people.
The Ford River Rouge plant was remarkable with the unique vertical
integration of it’s production cycle.
From iron ore to rubber and glass any kind of raw materials could be
processed on ground and could be transformed into finished cars in less
than 50 hours.
In 1989 the Ford company sold it’s integrated steel production to the
Rouge Steel Co. which was taken over by Russian Severstal in 2004.