Industry

Detroit Gray Iron
Detroit Gray Iron
The Detroit Gray Iron Foundry was one of several foundry companies located along the Detroit River.
Packard Motor Plant
Packard Motor Plant
The Packard Motor Plant on Grand Boulevard was one of the first large auto plants in the world. It has been abandoned since 1999.
Packard Plant History
Packard Motor Plant History
The Packard Plant was one of the most important early auto facilities in Detroit's history.
Fisher Body Plant 21
Fisher Body Plant 21
The abandoned Fiser Body Plant #21 in Detroit is one of several automobile plants left over from the decline of the auto industry.
McLouth Steel Plant
McLouth Steel Plant
McLouth Trenton was one of the most modern steel factories in the country when it was built in 1948.
Micromatic Hone
Micromatic Hone
This multistory vacant factory on Schoolcraft Street in Detroit has been home to La Choy Foods, Micromatic Hone, U.S. Fastener, and Gilreath Manufacturing Corp.
Merkur Steel
Merkur Steel
Merkur Steel was vacated after a long battle between its owners and the city over a planned airport expansion that never took place.
Peerless Cement
Peerless Cement
Peerless Cement built a plant along the Detroit in 1956, which produced cement and other products.
Detroit Harbor Terminal
Detroit Harbor Terminal
The Detroit Harbor Terminal is a abandoned ten-story warehouse south of the current marine terminal.
Detroit Dry Dock
Detroit Dry Dock
The Detroit Dry Dock is a former ship-building company located on the Detroit river, currently being converted into a nature center.
Forrest Island Recylcing
Forrest Island Recycling
This former industrial facility housed a recycling operation before it was abandoned in 2010. It has since been demolished, and replaced with a new recycling plant.
Continental Aluminium
Continental Aluminium
Continental Motors was one of the largest makers of automotive engines in Detroit. In later years the factory on Jefferson made aircraft engines and refined aluminum.
Dequindre Cut
Dequindre Cut
The Dequindre Cut is a former railroad line that connected the Detroit riverfront with industrial plants that is being turned into a bike trail.
Edmund & Jones
Edmund & Jones
Edmunds & Jones Corporation was a manufacturer of lamps for automobiles, including the Ford Model T.
Grand Trunk Cold Storage
Grand Trunk Cold Storage
The Grand Trunk Warehouse was a refrigerated warehouse used to store food products.
Detroit Insulated Wire
Detroit Insulated Wire
The former Detroit Insulated Wire Company warehouse, located at Wesson and Buchanan in Detroit was abandoned after a fire leveled much of the complex.
Roberts Brass Company
Roberts Brass Company
Roberts Brass Works is an abandoned industrial building located on Fort Street.
Sander's Confectionery Plant
Sander's Confectionery Plant
The Sander's Confectionery Plant was a chocolate, candy, and bakery plant located in Highland Park.
Schroeder Paint and Glass
Schroeder Paint and Glass
Schroeder Paint and Glass is an abandoned factory on the west side of Detroit.
Hoban Cold Storage
Hoban Cold Storage
Hoban Cold Storage is an abandoned warehouse in Detroit.
Sybill Oil
Sybill Oil
Sybill Oil was a former waste oil recycling plant in the Detroit neighborhood of Delray.
Uniroyal Tire
Uniroyal Tire
The former Uniroyal Tire plant on Jefferson avenue was once a sprawling industrial complex. Demolished in 1985, the site now awaits redevelopment.
Wayne Foundry & Stamping
Wayne Foundry & Stamping
The Wayne Foundry was a machining and stamping company located on Hubbard Street in Detroit.
Thorn Apple Valley Slaughterhouse
Thorn Apple Valley Slaughterhouse
A former slaughterhouse in the Eastern Market.