Dearborn, MI — January 18, 2021
September 27, 2018, was a big day for Ford Motor Company. The manufacturing titan celebrated the centennial of the Rouge complex and their non-stop production of cars, trucks, and even ships as well as tractors for 100 consecutive years in the Detroit area.
It was also a cause for celebration for Ford Employee Willie Fulton. A lot of people choose to retire at the age of 65. But, Willie was recognized by Ford’s Executive Chairman Bill Ford for having worked 65 years at the company.
In an era when many people change jobs every few years, Willie became the George Blanda of automotive manufacturing. Willie began his career with Ford working at the Dearborn Iron Foundry in 1953. Just 21 at the time, he held many positions with the Blue Oval until has last assignment at the Dearborn Stamping plant began in 1982.
All good things must come to an end. At the age of 89 Willie has decided it’s time to hang up his uniform. After 68 1/2 years he deserves some time to take up a hobby, travel, spend time with friends and family, or what ever venture he desires to take on next.
Well done, Mr. Fulton, take pride in your accomplishments.