Ford is transforming its 60-year-old facilities in Dearborn, Michigan, moving over 30,000 employees from 70 buildings to two separate campus locations. This 10-year transformation is designed to centralize the Dearborn facilities and provide some updates to make employees happier than ever.
According to Ford, construction on the Ford Dearborn Campus began at the end of April; however, it’ll be roughly 10 years until it’s completely finished. New features also include a Design Center, community paths, trails, covered walkways, on-demand shuttles, eBikes, autonomous vehicle roads, employee services, and more. Green spaces are also a priority, making the community more eco-friendly.
“As we transition to an auto and a mobility company, we’re investing in our people and the tools they use to deliver our vision,” said Ford President and CEO Mark Fields. “Bringing our teams together in an open, collaborative environment will make our employees’ lives better, speed decision-making and deliver results for both our core and emerging businesses.”
This new building design will reduce energy use by roughly 50 percent, saving water and using a zero-waste philosophy. There will also be a zero-energy, zero-water Sustainability Showcase building, paving the way for the future of the auto industry.