Wayne Industries

Wayne Industries (HM29VX)

Location: Wayne, MI 48184 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 16.858', W 83° 23.733'

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From this building many industries put people in motion.
The first was Harroun Motor Car Company, which built more than 3,000 vehicles here from 1915 to 1922. From 1924 to 1927 Gotfredson Truck made heavy duty trucks and bus chassis in this plant. Graham-Paige built cars here from 1927 to 1936, and Bendix Corporation made World War II airplane engines and landing struts. After the war, GarWood moved operations to Wayne, gaining fame for its hydraulic-lift dump trucks and garbage collection trucks. The two nearby railways made this locatin attractive to manufacturers.

"The Harroun Car is the supreme production of my life...I believe in it as I believe in myself."
Ray Harroun

You Auto Know
Ray Harroun, founder of the Harroun Motor Car Company, was a race car driver and won the first Indianapolis 500 on May 31, 1911.
HM NumberHM29VX
Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByMotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 302475 N 4683751
Decimal Degrees42.28096667, -83.39555000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 16.858', W 83° 23.733'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 16' 51.48" N, 83° 23' 43.98" W
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Area Code(s)734, 313
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Heywood St, Wayne MI 48184, US
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