FORD TOUGH Willie Fulton Working on Year 62 at Ford

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You young whippersnappers and your thirty years of work then retiring. You have nothing on Willie Fulton. The metro Detroit resident started working for Ford in 1953, meaning he has been with the company for an astonishing 62 years!

Back in 1953, Willie started with Ford at the Dearborn stamping plant making $1.58 per hour. When he celebrated his 20th anniversary with the company, Richard Nixon was president!


Imagine all of the vehicles he’s touched in his 62 years on the job. The second-generation Ford F-Series pickup truck launched in 1953. That same year, the F-1 became the F-100 as part of a new naming scheme for their trucks. The F-2 and F-3 became the F-250. Finally, the F-4 became the F-350. That naming scheme, more or less, still exists today.

1966 Bronco

Willie doesn’t plan on leaving soon. He likes working the line, and doesn’t plan on retiring until he doesn’t have the energy anymore to get up in the morning and go to work.

1978 Ford F-250 4X4

His advice? Show up to work on time, get plenty of rest, and eat right. That’s probably sage wisdom for all of us, regardless of which job we have.


Life is too short to not do what you love, and Willie learned early on that he loved working for Ford. We have nothing but respect for his service and dedication to work.

Willie at Ford

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via [Click On Detroit]

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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