2016 Training and Worksite Tours

The Michigan chapter board of directors would like to invite you to join us in the first of our 2016 Training and Worksite tours. We are planning another tour later this year (west side of the state).

We will first visit a Training/Employer facility located in Southfield Michigan to learn more about this new partnership and employment program. This tour will include a brief walk through and presentation by the Director.

We will then visit the Ford Motor Rouge Truck Plant for their self guided tour. We suggest that you purchase your ticket online in advance for a 10% savings and plan share a ride to save the cost of your parking at the Henry Ford Museum.

Please join us and RSVP no later than 3/11/16 to Joanne Pfeffer atjmprehab@gmail.com.

Tour 1:
Time: 9:00am-9:30am

Place: Elite Business Solutions, Customer  Service Training Center 
16250 Northland Drive, Ste 218, Southfield, MI 48075
The Customer  Service Training Center  was established in 2014, and  is a subsidiary of Elite Business Solutions, LLC.  The  Center's Pilot Program launched in 2014 with D.E.S.C. approval.  Its first partner was Michigan Works Affiliate, TRN, located in Hamtramck.  Since that time we have obtained  3 additional  partnerships with Ross IES, Development Centers, and Payne Pullium Schools. In addition we are now able to  service the population of clients receiving food stamps only, which includes the returning citizen population. This company provides training and employment opportunities including virtual employment.  (please see website for more information)


Tour 2:
Time: 11:00am-1pm (estimated time)
Place: Ford Rouge Factory Tour
Location:  Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI (to purchase your ticket and/or board bus)

Costs for the factory tour, parking and your lunch if you decide to eat in the Museum are on your own. Buy Online to save 10% from the following prices:

Adult Member: $14.50 Adult Nonmember: $17.00 Youth Member: $10.75Youth Nonmember: $12.75 Senior Member: $13.00 Senior Nonmember:$15.25

General Information:

Each ticket is valid for one admission. Tickets are void once the bar code has been scanned.

Parking Fee is $6.00 per vehicle will be added automatically to the total charge. Parking is free for members of The Henry Ford.

Website Description:

Put yourself at the center of sheer manufacturing might. Beyond the awe-inspiring sweep, scale and action of the real-life factory floor where the new military grade aluminum-alloy body Ford F-150 is made, get set for some eye-opening encounters with the technology of tomorrow — today.

Ford Rouge Factory Tour is a self-guided five-part experience that includes: Legacy Theater, Manufacturing Innovation Theater, Observation Deck, Dearborn Truck Plant and the Legacy Gallery. Theater seating is limited to 100 guests per show; shows run continuously until 4:00 PM and are seated on a first come first serve basis.

Legacy Theater
Learn about the triumphs and tragedies surrounding the Rouge, much of it told through rare, never-before-seen historic footage.
Approximate time: 13 minutes

Manufacturing Innovation Theater
A multisensory exploration of the manufacturing experience, from concept to highway. Filled with jaw-dropping special effects, from “floating” 3D laser projection mapping and high-energy audio to a breathtaking behind-the-wheel finale.
Approximate time: 10 minutes

Observation Deck Tour
View the ground-breaking living roof from our 80-foot-high Observation Deck.
Variable time: 5-15 minutes

Assembly Plant Walking Tour
See where the new military grade aluminum-alloy body Ford F-150s are assembled in a lean and flexible manufacturing plant. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the final assembly process from an elevated walkway.
Variable time: 30-45 minutes

Legacy Gallery
View five historic vehicles made at the Rouge, hop in a new F-150, and visit our Factory Store.

Getting There

Bus Transportation
Public tours begin on the historic grounds of The Henry Ford with busses departing for the Factory Tour every 20 minutes from 9:20am–3pm. Busses return regularly from the Visitor Center with the last bus returning to The Henry Ford at 5pm.

While no public parking is available at the Factory Tour, a limited amount of school and group bus parking is available at the Visitor Center. Group tour operators may request direct-arrival and bus parking arrangements with the Call Center representative when making advance reservations. Group arrivals are scheduled between 9am and 3pm.


The Henry Ford is located in Dearborn, Michigan on the corner of Village Road and Oakwood Boulevard, just west of the Southfield Freeway (M-39) and south of Michigan Avenue (US-12).

The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124-5029

From the East or West via I-94: 
Take I-94 to the Oakwood Blvd exit; go north on Oakwood. The Henry Ford is 2 ½ miles from the exit on the corner of Village Rd and Oakwood Blvd

From the South via I-75: 
Exit to northbound Southfield Freeway (M-39), drive 4.1 miles to Oakwood Boulevard (Exit 4). Left on Oakwood and drive 1.8 miles.

From the North via Southfield Road (or I-96):
Take Southfield Freeway (M-39) South 4.5 miles past I-96 and exit at Michigan avenue (Exit 6). Continue on the Southfield service drive (veer left) for .5 miles. At the first stop light, turn right onto Village Road (through the iron gates) and drive 3/4 miles.