Atlanta Assembly

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Former Atlanta Assembly plant photographed on I-75 in Hapeville, Georgia on January 12, 2007
Ford Taurus Assembly Plant, Hapeville Ga, February 2009

Atlanta Assembly was an automobile factory owned by Ford Motor Company in Hapeville, Georgia. The Atlanta Assembly plant was opened on December 1, 1947.[1] Harbour Consulting rated it as the most efficient auto plant in North America in 2006. As part of The Way Forward plan, the plant was closed on October 27, 2006.[2] Prior to the operation of this assembly plant, Ford operated another assembly plant and offices on Ponce de Leon Avenue near the old Sears headquarters building, in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood just northeast of Downtown Atlanta.[3]


Car Lines produced[edit]

The last car lines built at the plant were:

Other car lines built at the plant included:[4] Ford Fairlane, Ford Fairmont, Ford Falcon, Ford Galaxie, Ford Granada, Ford LTD, Ford Ranchero, Ford Thunderbird, Ford Torino, Mercury Marquis and Mercury Zephyr.

Closing in 2006[edit]

The plant closed in 2006. The plant was purchased for over $40 million by Jacoby Development, Inc., in June 2008.[4] Demolition of the plant began in August 2008 and was expected to take one year.

New location use[edit]

The site is expected to be used for the Aerotropolis Atlanta 6,500,000-square-foot (600,000 m2) "multi use" community of retail, office, and hotel developments as well as additional parking for the adjacent Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.[4]

May 11, 2011 Porsche North America announced plans to move their headquarters to Aerotropolis Atlanta. The complex will include a new office building and test track[5]

See also[edit]

Media related to Atlanta Assembly at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UAW Local 882 History". Retrieved April 19, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Efficient auto factories aren't spared the ax". Detroit News. Retrieved June 2, 2006. 
  3. ^ Crackers Stadium Sears Building
  4. ^ a b c "Ford sells Hapeville plant site to Jacoby Development". June 12, 2008. 
  5. ^ http://www.ajc.com/business/porsche-north-america-hq-941520.html

Coordinates: 33°39′2.78″N 84°24′6.60″W / 33.6507722°N 84.4018333°W / 33.6507722; -84.4018333