This new documentary, produced by Myers Communications Group and Highland District Council, premiered Jan. 14, 2019 on TPT-2 and was repeated Jan. 17 on TPT-LIFE. Check tpt.org for future broadcast dates or to stream the program online.
Relive 86 years of Ford Motor Company history along Saint Paul’s riverfront in this new documentary for Twin Cities PBS. Hear stories about Henry Ford’s personal interest in this site, how the plant shaped the future of Highland Park, and what it meant to the thousands of workers who built everything from the Model T to the Ranger.
When it opened in 1925, the Twin Cities Assembly Plant was one of the most innovative auto assembly plants in the country. No other facility had its unique combination of hydroelectric power, on-site silica sand for glass manufacturing, and navigational river access. It was the largest Ford plant outside of Detroit and was considered by many to be the most beautiful industrial plant of its day. This film gives you the inside story about the plant’s role in WWII, the labor movement, the relentless pressure of the assembly line, and the evolution of the city.