Honda Opens New Ohio Heritage Center

Honda Opened its brand new Museum, Heritage Center and Research Center in Marysville, Ohio, Thursday.

Honda Opened its brand new Museum, Heritage Center and Research Center in Marysville, Ohio, Thursday.

You can’t tell the story of Honda’s history in North America without Ohio, so Thursday the brand cut the ribbon on a brand new museum right here in the Buckeye State.

The new $35 million, 160,000 square foot facility opened in Marysville, Ohio at the site of Honda’s new Technical Development Center that will be bring even more jobs to the Buckeye State. Honda’s relationship with Ohio goes all the way back to 1982, when the first Honda Accord made in America rolled of the floor in Marysville, Ohio. Since that day, more than 1 million Hondas have been made right here in Ohio, leading to thousands of jobs and an untold amount of success stories for Ohio families.

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Honda Builds 20 Millionth Automobile in the U.S.

The 20 millionth Honda Accord built in the United States was this Honda Accord from Marysville, Ohio.

The 20 millionth Honda Accord built in the United States was this Honda Accord from Marysville, Ohio.

Honda recently celebrated the 20 Millionth Automobile in the U.S., an honor with deep roots here in the Buckeye State.

Honda has been building cars in the United States and Ohio since 1982, when the first Honda Accord rolled off the assembly line at the Marysville Auto Plant in Marysville, Ohio.

“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. and head of Honda’s North American manufacturing. “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.”

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Honda Expanding Ohio Manufacturing

Honda North America today announced another $215 million investment in the state of Ohio.

As reported in Automotive News and other outlets, $180 million will be invested at the Honda of American Mfg. Inc. Anna Engine Plant in Anna, Ohio. The goal is to expand capabilities in aluminum die casting and engine parts related to the Honda Earth Dreams Technology engines and transmissions.

“For the 21st century of manufacturing, we believe our success will be defined by the successful interaction between our associates and technology,” said Rick Schostek, senior vice president of Honda North America, Inc. “Even as we introduce more sophisticated technologies in our products and in our plants, we are working to ensure that our associates are equipped with the skills required for the manufacturing requirements of the future. We view this investment in Honda people as critical to our future success.”

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid to be built in Ohio

Photo 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will be made in Ohio

Honda will further spread its Ohio roots, as the Automaker announced Thursday it will invest $23 million in the Buckeye State to support production of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid sedan.

We’ve often detailed the deep roots between Honda and Ohio, and this is just another positive story of job creation. The 2014 Accord Hybrid will be built at the Marysville Auto Plant, and brings along the creation of 50 new jobs to the Buckeye State.

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Honda Celebrates 30 Year in Ohio

2013 Honda Accord

Honda is celebrating 30 years in America this November. This 2013 Honda Accord is the most current version of that first Ohio model from 1982.

It was 30 years ago this month that Honda rolled the first Accord off their Ohio Assembly Line.

30 years later, Honda is one of the most respected automakers in America, and they are celebrating their continued development in the Buckeye State.

The Detroit Free Press chronicled  the relationship between Ohio and Honda, saying “Honda’s Ohio plant changed competitive landscape in America.”

It was in Marysville, Ohio where the first American Honda rolled off the lot.

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2013 Honda Accord: CVT Made in Ohio

2013 Honda Accord

A new CVT engine in the 2013 Honda Accord is not only more fuel efficient, but it will also be made in our backyard.

The 2013 Honda Accord, coming to dealerships this fall, debuted in its Western Ohio home over the weekend. Along with an updated front-end design, the new Accord will feature an “Earth Dreams” Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

It debuted in Ohio because the CVT will be built in Western Ohio’s Honda Auto Plant. Expansion will create 150 new jobs in the state.

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