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Henry Ford's Impact On The Hair Dye Industry

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Henry’s fortunes, fueled by his own ingenuity, continued to climb. In 1927, Henry Ford opened the largest, most impressive and most self-contained industrial complex in the world. Referred to as the Rouge plant and located on the Rouge River south of Detroit, it was built to produce the Model A, and was the only plant in the world where raw iron ore would go in one end and an automobile would come out the other. In its heyday it employed one hundred thousand workers, had several miles of railroad track, and consumed more chili in one day than most cities did in a year. One of its greatest claims to infamy was the amount of pollution it generated. It was the single largest contributor to the polluting of the Rouge River. In fact, it was so bad that one day the Rouge River actually caught fire.
At one time the largest industrial complex in the world; in 1977 a city of broken windows and shadows.
During his run, Henry Ford made massive industrial and policy changes that affected society in a profound way. On January 5, 1914, with the average wage near a dollar a day and the average auto worker wage near two dollars a day, Henry Ford amazed the world when he
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In a very short period of time, he was the single cause of the largest increase in hair dye sales in the history of any American city. In his effort to outthink his competition and in so doing be more cost competitive, he implemented a plan resulting from his personal perception that younger laborers were more punctual, harder workers, less trouble, and more efficient than older workers. As a result of this perception, Henry directed his staff and managers to get rid of older men and replace them with younger men. Workers of all ages, fearing for their job security, flocked to the drugstores in droves so they could attempt to hide the slightest hints of gray. All of this occurred of course, before the advent of the
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