If you like recycling, you’ll like this
When we talk about using “green jobs” to leverage our way out of our hollow economy, this is what we’re talking about.
An idle 320-acre Ford Motor Co. plant, which during its 52 years of operation assembled 6.6 million Lincoln Continentals, Ford Thunderbirds and other vehicles before halting operations two years ago, is getting reincarnated as a renewable energy equipment manufacturing park.
How cool is that? And if you’re even remotely aware of the extent of Detroit’s decay then you’ll be delighted at this news.
From the Earth2Tech article, it sounds like it’ll be more than just a straightforward plant, leasing some of the space to other companies and will have a training center, presumably to gear up the workforce for this new industry. And worth noting that the deal was dependent upon government involvement (ie, money), all of which I’m sure will come back to it in tax revenues as their devastated economy kicks into gear again.
Nice job, all around!