GM’s Durant-Dort Factory One Becoming Company Archives, Research Center
General Motors’ historic Durant-Dort Factory One in downtown Flint, Michigan will be turned into a modern archive to house the automotive collection currently located at Kettering University. The archive and research center will occupy the first floor of the east wing of Factory One.
The second floor of the east wing will be developed into a flexible meeting space and the high-bay area in the west wing of the facility will be renovated to house classic vehicles and other artifacts from Flint’s carriage-building era.
“Factory One truly is the epicenter of the automotive industry and, as such, it makes sense to create a world-class archive where anybody can learn how carriage builders in Flint launched the global auto industry,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain.
GM is expected to spend several million dollars on the project which is expected to be completed in 2017.
In addition to renovating Factory One, GM is financially supporting the Durant-Dort Carriage Company office building across the street.
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