Charles Nash purchased the company in 1916 and renamed it Nash Motors. Nash was one of the first auto makers to reinforce vehicles with steel and in 1918 built the largest number of trucks in the world.
Nash and Kelvinator merged on 1937, later merging with Hudson Motor Car Company in 1954 to form American Motors Company (AMC). With production of the Rambler, the first modern compact car, AMC became a leading independent auto company. In 1980 AMC built the innovative Eagle, the first U.S. four wheel drive auto.
Chrysler purchased AMC in 1987 and automobile production was moved from this site. The last auto was produced here on December 23, 1988, although Daimler Chrysler continues to manufacture engines.
|Series||This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series|
|Placed By||Wisconsin State Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 2:00pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 431217 N 4714896|
|Decimal Degrees||42.58341667, -87.83823333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 35.005', W 87° 50.294'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 35' 0.30" N, 87° 50' 17.64" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2401-2499 56th St, Kenosha WI 53140, US|
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