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Henry Ford: Revolutionizing the Auto Industry/Industrial Leadership, 1928

Introduction: Henry Ford

Henry Ford grew up near Dearborn, Michigan, reconstructing and repairing mechanical devices. At the age of sixteen, he found work and learning opportunities at the Michigan Car Company Works.

In 1907, Henry Ford vowed to make "a motor car for the great multitude" rather than a luxury item for the rich. He would accomplish this by bringing down the price and producing large quantities to achieve economies of scale.

Who was Henry Ford, and what was the first vehicle he ever built? How did he come to revolutionize the automobile industry?

These pages hold the answers to these questions and tell the fascinating story of an industrial pioneer.