Honda Celebrates 20 Millionth Vehicle Built in U.S.
Honda has continued to grow its U.S. factories, going so far as to export more cars from the U.S. than it imports from Japan. With the expansion of its plants, Honda is celebrating its 20 millionth vehicle produced in the U.S. This week, the 10 millionth Honda Accord rolled off the Marysville, Ohio assembly line. The Marysville plant was the first U.S. Honda plant in the country and opened its doors back in 1982. Now, Honda has plants in East Liberty, Ohio, Lincoln, Ala., and Greensburg, Ind. "We are deeply aware that our ability to reach this milestone results from the trust that 20 million customers have placed in our products, and we appreciate their support over the past three decades," said Hidenobu Iwata, president and CEO of Honda of America Mfg., in a statement. In 2013, Honda's plants combined produced 1.3 million vehicles, increasing by 7.4 percent over the previous year. It is at the Marysville plant that the Accord began production 32 years ago, and where the majority of those vehicles are produced, both for the U.S. and other markets. Honda continues to increase production at its plants, and over the last three years, has invested nearly $1.6 billion to expand production and introduce new technologies and manufacturing systems. But Honda didn't achieve this milestone without some help. "We also value the commitment made by tens of thousands of associates at Honda and our hundreds of suppliers in the U.S. who build products of the highest quality for our customers," Iwata said. Source: Honda
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