From Detroit in 2012: The Year Our Tech Scene Became Legit:

TechShop, Ford Partner to Drive Innovation
TechShop, Ford Partner to Drive Innovation

The California-based DIY paradise hooked up with Ford to open a TechShop location in Allen Park, a few miles from downtown Detroit. With its proliferation of hackers, engineers, and garage-workshop tinkerers, TechShop CEO Mark Hatch said Detroit was a natural fit. Ford has continued its campaign of encouraging outside innovation through TechShop, offering discounts to employees and making itself available to nurture and license technology the automaker finds relevant.