Factory #70/#71a

This large commemorative plaque was on display at the Sloan museum in Flint,Michigan.

This is the commemorative plaque in honor of the first day of operations at the new Buick foundry #70 in 1927.

This is a commemorative plaque in honor of the last day in the old Buick foundry #70. The factory then became factory #81 building torque converters. The combined buildings that made up this factory were demolished in the summer of 2011.

The third Buick foundry (gray iron) was built between 1926-1927 and was eventually made up of eight different buildings numbered #69-#77. This is the oldest factory still in use at the Buick site. The top photo during construction is facing south east from Division street. The bottom photo shows an artist rendering of a large addition along Division st, to be built after WWII. This addition would be designated #71a. The bottom view would be facing northeast…….jim yuill said…

The highlighted building was 71B, that was finally designated for casting and cleaning. Building 71A was initially for cleaning but finally became the “new” core room when expansion of the Plant took place. This building housed the Supt. office, Material control, Inspection and other service functions. It also housed the “battery room” for charging electric truck batteries and the shell molding and shell core making. Links:

Factory #70 Raw Casting

Factory #70 Before 1953

Factory #70 Core Room

Block Grinding In Factory #70

Factory #70 Engine Block Pouring

Factory #70 POTS

Factory #70

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  1. The highlightd building was 71B, that was finally designated for casting cleaning. Building 71A was initially for cleaning but finally became the “new” coreroom when expansion of the Plant took place. This building housed the Supt. office, Material control, Inspection and other service functions. It also housed the “battery room” for charging electric truck batteries and the shell molding and shell core making.

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