After 86-years, the last vehicle will roll off the Ford Motor Company's Twin Cities Assembly Plant this morning. Staff writers Curt Brown, Dee DePass and Janet Moore will share their interviews with Ford workers as well as their observations on this blog.

5:45 a.m. As workers filed in for their last day, many hugged each other and shared a few hushed words. JoAnn Follmer doled out a few Christmas gifts to friends. The 59-year old had a mug for her pal Lois that says "Friends Forever." It's family here," she said. Folder, of Mahtomedi, has worked at the Ford plant for 12 years and loved it. '"It's been a beautiful ride."

5:25 a.m. It's still dark out, but workers have started to file in the plant on this historic day.

- Janet Moore