Chrysler Stamping Plant
The Twinsburg Chrysler stamping plant at 2000 East Aurora Road opened in 1957. An article covering the groundbreaking claimed that it would be the largest of its kind in the country. The 200-acre site was chosen because it was close to steel producing areas, transportation and water. In a typical 8-hour shift the Twinsburg stamping plant processed 1,000 racks of metal stampings. Each part was transported approximately one mile as it was processed through the plant. Over the 45-year life, the plant produced stampings and assemblies for everything from Plymouth Valiants, Dodge Darts and Chargers to minivans, Neons, Pacificas, Durangos, Rams and Dakotas and every Jeep with the help of 228 robots and 1,760 people. The facility was shut down in 2010.
We were able to salvage pecan wood slabs that were used as modular flooring that supported the plants giant stamping machines. The slabs come 3.5” thick, 32” wide and can vary in length. Prized for being heavy, hard and close grained, pecan is a perfect solution for surfaces that are going to take a beating (hence their use as a factory floor). Great for bar, counter and table top applications, reclaimed pecan has a unique look and exceptional durability.