Most people don’t associate Ford with any other country besides the United States but the company has Irish roots as well. If you did not know that you should be interested by this. They are not overlooking these roots either. They are celebrating them. Ireland should be glad they have this tie with the U.S.
- Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford is celebrating his company’s 100th anniversary in Ireland by returning to his ancestral home.
- Henry Ford — Bill Ford’s great-grandfather and founder of the automaker — founded Henry Ford & Son Limited at a marina in Cork, Ireland, in April 1917. It was the first purpose-built Ford factory outside of North America.
- Bill Ford was scheduled to unveil a plaque marking the centenary as well as attending a gala event at Cork City Hall. There will also be an event at University College Cork announcing a partnership between Ford and the university, the automaker said.
““Ford has deep roots in Cork, not only through my family’s historical connection, but also through the impact that the Ford factory has had as an engine for prosperity for the area over many decades,” Bill Ford said in a statement.”