Image Left: BAC pin provided to employees in 1980 to encourage sales
Image Below: General Motors Assembly Division (GMAD) employee patch "the Snuffy patch"
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
and Line Speed Stopwatch
to verify the speed of the
Welcome to Norwood Assembly! The official site of the first of its kind Books "Echoes Of Norwood" and "Visions of Norwood" With "Echoes" and "Visions" we have the complete story of a General Motors Corporation assembly facility and the historical conditions that dominated the auto assembly industry and its operations. "Echoes" is Written from the perspective 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. "Visions" takes the reader on a visual tour of the assembly lines in stunning color imagery showing how these tremendous Vehicles were built.
Image Left: Fisher Body
Tool Kit provided to Employees in
1969 contractor badge
1960's Line Speed Key
1970 all division employee pocket knife.
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 Above: Ashtray
provided to Fisher Body
Employees in 1969
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Images Above: The GM Parts warehouse when it was sited at Norwood Assembly in 1964 and as it is 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
Below: Fisher Body Gate Lock, Driver's Badge, Parking card, and Identification Badge.
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!
All of the Vehicles produced by the former General Motors Corporation at its long expunged Norwood, Ohio factory are all existing trademarks of the new General Motors Company-and while the Company is on record as being supportive of this work and its research - any and all historical marks as used here are used for identification, descriptive or illustrative purposes only. This site is not affiliated with General Motors Company.
Image Below: Chevrolet Pontiac Canada Group protective force arm patch.
Content copyright 2022 Philip Borris. All rights reserved.
Contact: 686 Eastern Ave PMB-205 Chillicothe Ohio 45601
e-mail: chevstar @outlook.com
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.
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"Echoes of Norwood" is featured on Hemmings Motor News Radio! Listen to the 27 minute Interview with the Author of the book.