Detroit Swag-o-mania

A silhouetted bronze sculpture of Poseidon frames the illuminated main entrance to the Detroit Institute of Arts during Detroit's annual Delectricity festival of lights. Stretching along Woodward Avenue through the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center the celebration is a growing and popular two-night event.

READ MORE »


New? Join DetroitYES»

DISCUSSING ALL THINGS DETROIT-WINDSOR SINCE 1999

ENJOY DETROITYES?


AND HAVE ADS REMOVED DETAILS »

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    197

    Default Detroit New Stamping plant in Em's 8-Mile movie

    Can anyone tell me the real name and location of the 'Detroit New Stamping' plant that Eminen worked at in his 8-Mile movie? Is it still functioning and what is its day-to-day role outside movieland?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    3,123

    Default

    New Mack Stamping.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    238

    Default

    I always wondered about that.Here is an aerial of it. http://www.allpar.com/corporate/fact...ue-engine.html

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,819

    Default

    No.

    New Center Stamping - 950 E. Milwaukee (@ Hastings). It's a real stamping plant - http://www.newcenter.net/

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    197

    Default

    I'll look for it on Google Maps if I ever figure out how to use that.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    804

    Default

    New Center Stamping is on Milwaukee at Hastings, the film actually shot there.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    131

    Default

    New Center Stamping generously opened its plant to a tour by the Society for Industrial Archeology a few years ago, and I got to see it inside and out. It's a former General Motors plant that was operated by GM until the early 1980's (1982?). Then it was sold to the new owners, who produce short runs of "crash parts," the replacement sheet metal used to repair damaged cars. After production of a car ceases, automakers deliver their body dies to New Center who produce the parts as needed, taking care to adhere to the original dimensional standards. The firm tries to hire from the surrounding neighborhoods. They were amused by the attention they got from the "8 Mile" movie.

    The plant is close by the Ford Piquette Ave. plant and the enormous Fisher Body plant, and the site of the (burned) EMF-Studebaker plant. Don't miss the wooden streetlights on these streets when you visit.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    4,782

  9. #9

    Default



    Below is the parking lot across from the plant where Em did a rap song scene.


    Looking south on Hastings.


    Looking north toward rail overpass under which Hastings and Milwaukee intersect. Parking lot in picture 2 is to the left.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    4,782

    Default

    Ah. Then this must be it.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    187

    Default

    Former Fisher Body #23, 950 E Milwaukee

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    878

    Default

    Jimaz, your first one is the hastings st. ballroom/tangent gallery. Still operated and lived in. The second one it's the building that the arrow's pointing to.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •