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Ford Motor Company

Woodhaven Stamping Plant - Woodhaven, Michigan

Ford Motor Company

Services: General Contractor

Contract: General Contractor

Owner: Ford Motor Company
One American Road
Dearborn, MI

Architects: Ghafari & Associates
17101 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126

Ford Motor Company contracted LaSalle to install the foundations and pit for their newest stamping press. The Schuler Press is the world’s largest continuous stamping press. The foundations for this press required the removal of the concrete floor at the plant level as well as the basement concrete floor. After removal of the existing floors the entire area had to be excavated an additional 14 feet below the basement floor. A crane was used to lower drilling rigs into the excavated area to drill caissons 100 feet into the bedrock. One of the factors that made this one of LaSalle’s most challenging press sites was that the project took place while the stamping plant remained fully operational.