The Ford Motor Company

Born: 
1903 to 2013

In 1903, Henry Ford started the Ford Motor Company with only $28,000. Today Ford is the world’s third largest automaker and among the most profitable. The largest family-controlled company in the world, the Ford Motor Company has been in continuous family control for over 110 years. Company founder Henry Ford Sr. became known for innovation, transforming cars into commodities for the masses and his company into an American icon.  

The Ford Motor Company graciously donated $10 Million to be used toward the Environmental Science and Technology Building at Georgia Tech. The company employees more than 3,000 people in the metro region and has donated millions of dollars to Atlanta organizations in recent years. Ford has a long history of hiring Tech graduates as well as funding the Institute's programs. Over the past 40 years the company has been a key corporate partner with Tech. 

 

Notable Accomplishments: 
  • One of the Largest Automakers in the World
  • Ford manufactures Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo and Mazda cars and trucks.
  • The Ramblin' Wreck is a 1930 Ford Model A Sport coupe that serves as the official mascot of the student body.