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What I think would be a good idea, aside from the pics, questions and dialogue that come from these pics is to add a hashtag to it.

For example on this pic........#stlouis

My reasoning it so that it would be easy to search later in time by plant. so as they say......."have at it boys!"
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#Fremont

This photo is from Fremont but it reminded me of something.

Flint Assembly has an unusual arrangement, in that the two final lines come together in the middle of the plant to form a “main aisle”, with assembly action on either side.

As I student I used to host the factory tours, when Boy Scouts or Rotary Club or the DAR or whomever would come in for a plant visit. The tour was very high level and consisted of a run down the main aisle to the end of final and then back.

Flint’s second story is very high as you can see in the second photo. The body drop clamshell operators would show off a bit for the tours, letting the cab and box essentially free fall and then stop abruptly mere inches above the chassis.

It was, admittedly, pretty impressive and the groups were fascinated. They would stand and watch for as long as I would let them.

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Seeing those guys spraying that car: I mentioned that the movements and promotions within the UAW were solely based on seniority.

That meant you could be pushing a broom one day and then spraying cars the next.

Normally you would give a new employee about three days to work along side a seasoned veteran, with him training, observing and then letting the new guy do all the work (probably way too soon).

I can't imagine what the training would be for painting other than 1 - get plenty of coverage on the show surface and 2- don't get any runs. Anywhere in between that would be acceptable.

Also - the assembler wouldn't have anything to do with the setup (like spray patterns, or volume). That would be taken care of by a skilled trades person - a pipefitter, perhaps - so all the assembler would have to do is show up and pull the trigger.

I did hang out down in final repair when I could and those guys (both short line repair and heavy) were more like what was done at an outside body shop.

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