National Geographic : 1945 Jun
Nankin Mills-one ofthe first Ford Village Industries 1st to demonstrate true decentralization At many different waterpower sites in Michigan you see them 18 "Village Industries" estab lished by Ford. Here work nearly 5000 men and women who know the peace and security that comes from having "one foot on the soil ... and one in industry." Many live on their own farms nearby. They earn cash by their shopwork. These little industries, since 1921, have been setting an exam ple of true decentralization. They are not "branches." They do not duplicate the work of main plants. They are complete, self-contained production departments. Such true decentralization distributes purchasing power. It assures finer precision on items like gages, lamps, carburetors. It eliminates power waste. Mr. Ford visions industry be coming "a lot of little centers." By proving the economic possi bilities of this plan he has estab lished another Ford "'first." When car production is re sumed at Ford, America will profit by such thinking and doing. "THE FORDSHOW." Brilliant singing stars, orches traandchorus. Every Sunday, overCoast-to-Coast NBC network. 2:00P.M., E.W.T ., 1:00 P.M., C.W.T., 12:00M., M.W.T., 11:00A.M.P.W.T. EXPECT THE "FIRSTS" FROM FORD!