General Motors Automobile Production During The
Twentieth Century
 
  
 Image Below:  Chevrolet Badge and Line Speed Stopwatch used by engineering to verify the speed of the assembly line while in operation.

ECHOES OF
NORWOOD


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   

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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.


Image-right:   1967 "F" Car (Camaro) PILOT is FOUND.  VIN# N100001 was revealed for the first time to Norwood retirees on July 14th.  It arrived in a glass trailer!  
If you think you own one of the other real Norwood Pilot assembly development Camaro's- you are welcome to contact me at the E-mail for this site.


Image below:  Norwood Worker Gail Mains points to his picture at body drop with the author some 41 years later!
 
This site will be expanded in the future to provide visitors a virtual museum environment-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 .
 
Above:  The GM Parts Warehouse as it exists today in its current location in West Chester Ohio.  Currently operated as GM Parts Warehouse#2 and the workforce is still represented by UAW 674.
Image above:  Norwood assembly in 1964 showing the locations of Chevrolet, the Norwood GM Zone office Fisher Body Division, and the GM Parts Division warehouse.
"Echoes of Norwood" is featured on Hemmings Motor News Radio!   Listen to the 27 minute Interview with the Author of the book.  
Click Here:
http://www.hemmings.com/hemmings_radio/

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