Automotive plantshave been symbols of the capitalist might of the United States—and in the past 30 years, as many closed and sat vacant and rusting, the empty hulks, like the bankrupt Detroit that created them, served as examples of economic decline. However, what’s not well known is that for every massive urban ruin, such as that of the former Packard Plant in Detroit and Studebaker Corp. assembly plant in South Bend, Ind., there are many other properties that ... Freemium Content

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