After changing ownership several times over the years, Factory One was purchased by GM in 2013. On April 1st, 2016, during the building's restoration, Kevin Kerbitz, a former GM engineer, became the operations manager of Factory One. Today, Factory One serves as an archive, research center, and event space, and is home to a collection of early GM vehicles, including an early horse-drawn wagon built in the same building. The facility can accommodate up to 300 people.
Factory One is an important example of why preserving historic buildings is crucial for a city's history and its inhabitants. The site is open to public tours, so take the opportunity to visit this iconic landmark or call 810-777-5101 for more information. Don't forget to check out the linked website and video for a more in-depth look at Factory One.