A Savage Factory: An Eyewitness Account of the Auto Industry's Self-destruction

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AuthorHouse, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 227 pages
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A Savage Factory is a true memoir straight from the factory floor of an automotive giant losing the global auto war to smaller, weaker, less experienced foreign competitors that beat us at our own game on our own turf. It gives an inside look, up close, at incompetent management at war with the labor force that created a quality nightmare and caused the car buying public to lose trust and faith in American cars. It is a true story of the inner workings of Ford's largest automatic transmission plant: the people, the machines, and the never ending war between management and labor that produced low quality cars that opened the door for foreign competitors to come to our country and take our auto market. It gives real life examples of the battlefield like conditions in the auto plants that caused alcoholism, drug addition, sexual harassment, and family breakdown, while producing transmissions that received the largest recall in automotive history and would have caused Ford Motor Company to go bankrupt had the Federal Government not intervened.
 

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Contents

The Sharonville Jungle
1
Roger And The Wop
19
War On The Floor
39
Bad Turbines and Cocktail Hour
55
Nightmares Begin At Midnight
73
The Coffee Pot War
87
The Downturn Opec Pulls The Plug
101
Rollmans
115
The Upturn
129
An Equal Opportunity Employer
141
Quality Is Job One
157
Your Safety Is My Busuness
173
Foreign Devil
187
The End Of The Sharonville Comedy
199
Epilogue
213
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