Welcome to Norwood Assembly! The official site of the first of its kind Book "Echoes Of Norwood". With "Echoes" we have the parallel story of a General Motors Corporation assembly facility and the historical conditions that dominated the auto assembly industry and its operations. Written from the prospective of those who managed and operated the assembly lines-this book brings to life and captures the essence of the proud Norwood Ohio factory that turned out some of the greatest vehicles of the 20th Century.
The book that goes inside a General Motors Corporation automotive assembly plant-all the way to the factory floor. Here is the story of Norwood Assembly- from the first car produced in 1923 to the 8 millionth-and the last car off the line in 1987
Content copyright 2016 Philip Borris. All rights reserved.
Contact: 193 East Main Street PMB-205 Chillicothe Ohio 45601
e-mail: chevstar @ outlook . com (remove the spaces)
Image-Right: 1967 "F" Car (Camaro) PILOT is FOUND. VIN# N100001 was revealed for the first time to Norwood retirees on July 14 2014. It arrived in a glass trailer!
"Echoes of Norwood" is featured on Hemmings Motor News Radio! Listen to the 27 minute Interview with the Author of the book.
General Motors Automobile Production During The Twentieth Century
Image Above: Ashtray
provided to Fisher Body
Employees in 1969
Image Below: General Motors Assembly Division (GMAD) employee patch "the Snuffy patch"
Images Above: The GM Parts Warehousewhen it was sited at Norwood assembly in 1964 and as it exists today in its current location in West Chester Ohio. Currently operated as GM Parts Warehouse#2 (GMSPO) and the workforce is still represented by UAW 674.
The Norwood Assembly Plant legacy lives on. GM Parts warehouse #2 is a direct operational descendant ..today located in nearby West Chester Ohio. Operated by GM Service Parts Operations (GMSPO) and proudly supplies replacement parts for GM vehicles nationwide.
Image Left: BAC pin provided to employees in 1980 to encourage sales
and Line Speed Stopwatch
to verify the speed of the
This portion of the site provides visitors a virtual museum environment and will be expanded-as the collector car community continues a dedicated effort to gather worker and management recollections, stories, documentation, photographs and artifacts.
This ongoing effort will pay lasting tribute to previous Fisher Body, Chevrolet, GMAD and CPC assembly operations at the Norwood Ohio facility.
Check back often!
1969 contractor badge
1960's Line Speed Key
1970 all division employee pocket knife.
Image Left: Fisher Body Tool
Kit provided to Employees in
Fisher Body Gate Lock, Driver's Badge, Parking card, and Identification Badge.
Image Below: Chevrolet Pontiac Canada Group protective force arm patch.