One of the largest assembly factories on the planet, the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Illinois opened in 1965 to assemble Chrysler vehicles. By the end of 1993, this plant had already produced over 5.9 million cars. It’s still in action today making Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot and Dodge Dart models that drive right off the assembly line.
How much space does it take to make all those vehicles? A lot. This massive facility sits on over 280 acres, and the factory itself contains 5,300,000 square feet of floor space. The plant currently employs nearly 4,500 workers, making its population larger than that of many small towns!
The Belvidere plant also adheres to the highest in environmental standards, and was awarded the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Green Building System certification in April 2015. The LEED certification recognizes efforts in the site’s planning, water management, energy, material use and indoor environmental quality that support green building initiatives.
You may not ever get to visit the plant out there in Illinois, but we’ve got the next best thing: a behind-the-scenes video of the plant in action from AutoMotoTV:
Luckily, you don’t have to go all the way to Illinois to get quality assembly services. We take assembly just as seriously here at Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries. While we are well known in the retail consignment space, that’s just one facet of our massive business operation. Our Industrial Services division takes the same approach to delivering unparalleled assembly solutions that our retail arm takes to providing Cincinnati with top-quality pre-owned goods and recycling options. So be sure to contact us when you’re ready to talk about your own epic assembly requirements.