Company Milestones

Henry Ford Helps Start Commercial Aviation in the United States

Henry and Edsel Ford got Ford Motor Company into "Tri-Motor" plane manufacturing and, in doing so, helped start commercial aviation in the United States.


Henry Ford's $5-a-Day Revolution

In 1914, Henry Ford started an industrial revolution by more than doubling wages to $5 a day—a move that helped build the U.S. middle class and the modern economy.

World War I Eagle Boats Were Manufactured at the Rouge

Ford Motor Company’s brand-new Rouge plant was pressed into service to build 60 Eagle Boats—World War I submarine chasers—as the plant's first product.

Our History of Alternative Fuel Innovations

We are a leader in developing alternative fuel technologies, an achievement that reflects a long history of development and innovation.

We Played a Major Role in the "Arsenal of Democracy" During World War II

Ford Motor Company built more than 8,600 B-24 Allied Liberator bombers as part of its contribution to the Allies' "arsenal of democracy" in World War II.

An Early Focus on Connectivity and Electronics

Our focus on providing connectivity on the road has its roots in the Philco years, when we were involved with the production of consumer electronics and home appliances.

Our Role in Putting a Man on the Moon

Ford Motor Company played a major role in developing and operating NASA's Mission Control Center for the Gemini and Apollo space programs.

Lincoln: From Patriotic Roots Came an Elegant Classic

Edsel Ford, who urged his father to purchase Lincoln in 1922, helped make Lincoln a lasting symbol of elegance and style.

The United Automobile Workers (UAW) and Ford Motor Company: Working Together

From labor pains to family ties, the UAW and Ford have grown up together.