BROOK PARK -- It's a special day in the Ford Motor Company.
Monday marks the 100th anniversary of the first moving assembly line used to make the Model T.
That technology in 1914 was a game changer for the company. Assembly time for the Model T went from 12 hours to just 90 minutes.
And, back then, Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, wanted to make sure his employees could drive one of the cars they were making, so he bumped their pay to $5 a day.
"Henry had a vision to bring affordable transportation to everybody," says Brookpark Ford plant manager Charlie Binger. "So we now had not only an affordable vehicle, but he had people making enough money to be able to purchase a vehicle."
It's a mission that is carried on today.
"With the moving assembly line, we created a middle class," explains Binger. "Today Ford workers not only make a great wage, but they can buy an affordable, exciting product, so it's just a continuation of the vision Ford had a hundred years ago sustained today and into our future."