Henry Ford Have you ever thought about what the world would be like if there wasn't cars to take us to and from work or to the many places that we need to be during a day? Without the car, society might still be using horse and buggies for transportation, but one man made an incredible invention that changed the way americans traveled around thier city and countryside. That man was Henry Ford. Ford contributed multiple things to the automobile industry back in the early 1900's. His greatest contribution by far was the Model T car.
The production of the assembly line gave the Ford Motor Company a huge advantage in succeeding in the U.S. market. Within ten years of producing the Model T, in 1923 it made up nearly half of all cars sold in the United States. For the time being Ford was the largest and one of the few automobile producers at the time therefore having very little competition which allowed it to flourish. Ford Motor Company eventually grew so large to establish itself as the worlds largest automobile producer. Businessmen came to Detroit from all over the world to see the operation for themselves and to try and take Ford’s methods to use themselves.
21 months from title to the site, 18 months from first sketches, 6 months from first steel to 86th floor steel complete. 11 months from first steel to 102 story equivalent building complete and ready for tenants. How’d they do it? Should all projects go this fast? Timeline: 1929 - John J. Raskob, Coleman and Pierre du Pont, Louis G. Kaufman and Ellis P. Earle create Empire State, Inc. January 22, 1930 - Excavation begins.
“By January 1892, the Borgenichts had twenty people working for them…” (146). By conventional standards, one can argue the Borgenichts were not overtly successful. However, one must take into account the idea of relative success. Compared to the lives the Borgenichts lived in their respective home countries, live in the United States was prosperous and successful. Gladwell states, “the longer he [Louis] and Regina stayed up at night sewing aprons, the more money they made the next day on the streets” (149) .
This aspiration manifested itself most prominently in their demand for housing infrastructure, built with modern age planning, design, and latest infrastructure: houses that could symbolize the United States great power stature and their own triumph in being a part of this transition. Meanwhile the Congress announced special housing loans for returning war veterans where they could get loans on zero down-payment and little mortgage. Suddenly there was a great boom in the demand of urban housing, compared to which the available apartments fell drastically short (Baxandall and Ewen, 2000). Millions of war veterans and citizens were homeless or living in makeshift houses looking expectedly upon government to provide them with affordable houses (Jackson. 1985).
When he was younger he planned on creating something for the rich as well for common man that would involve engines. He created the Ford Model T, which was affordable for the poor, and continued to create Model A and other modeled cars (Joans 2010). By the end of World War I half of Americans owned the model T car. The affordable cars like those Ford produced transformed America (Roak et al., 2011). Ford created the automobile industry, which employed thousands of workers and inspired new industries as well (Heritage, 2010).The new industries included but were not limited to: gas stations, mechanics, fast food restaurants drive-ins (pig stands) and motels (A&E, 2006).
The expansion of the auto industry stimulated other industries and directly or indirectly provided jobs for millions. The price competition for cars ended because new cars were coming out yearly and cosmetics of the car was now a factor. The credit system was also invented in the 1920’s.
During the next couple of years, Hine photographed refugees and displaced civilians in war torn Europe. Hine returned to New York City in 1920 and was assigned to the American Red Cross National Headquarters. Hine’s advertising publicity now read "Lewis Wickes Hine, Interpretive Photography" and reflected Hine’s belief in the symbolic and artistic aspect of his work. This belief may have been reinforced by a visit in 1921 to an exhibit of photographs by Alfred Stieglitz. During the 1920’s, Hine returned to Ellis Island, doing assignments for various agencies and publications.
Brands (over 37,000 locations). Subway's main operations office is in Milford, Connecticut; five regional centres support Subway's growing international operations. The regional offices for European franchises are located in Amsterdam, Netherlands the Australia and New Zealand locations are supported from Brisbane, Australia the Asian locations are supported from offices located in Beirut, Lebanon, Malaysia, Singapore and India and the Latin America support centre is in Miami, Florida. Now Subway turns to their production. A major decision for an operation manager is finding the best way to produce as not waste this planet’s resources.