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Location Category ID: 72950
Address: 36200 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Telephone: (734) 523-4044
Opening Times:
Official Website: Ford
Other Links: Livonia Transmission
Latitude, Longitude: 42.3715762 , -83.39605808
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: Models of tank built here:
1: M48 Patton Tank - M48 (Additional manufacturer from May 1952)
2: M48A1 Tank (Additional manufacturer from May 1952)
3: M48A3 Tank (Additional manufacturer of base M48A1 from May 1952)
4: M48A5 Tank (Additional manufacturer of base M48A1 from May 1952)
5: M48A5E1 Tank (Additional manufacturer of base M48A1 from May 1952)

The Livonia Plant was built by the Ford Motor Company in 1952 to produce M48 Tanks for the U.S. Army Ordnance Department. About 1,000 tanks were produced under the contract. After the last tank rolled off the line, the plant was converted to make the Mutt military vehicle, and changed later in 1953 to start production of automatic and manual transmissions.
The Livonia Transmission plant sits on 182 acres and totals 3.3 million square-feet, making it the largest transmission plant in North America.