“We got families to feed. We want people to come here to Detroit,” Bracken said. “We come in the evening, we clean everything up (and) get prepared for the next day.”

Maurice Bracken, 44, has been working on the auto show for 16 years, ensuring the shipments are handled well, the glass is clean, the pixels are clear and more. 

The auto show is adding an extra 30,000 square feet of space to the auto show this year, totalling just shy of 1 million square feet of exhibitions.

About 1,500 workers were hired for the event, in which automakers and suppliers from around the world will unveil and display dozens of new vehicles and products over two weeks.

“This is a chance for us to show off what’s going on in the city,” Duggan said.

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