Honda today marked the 30-million production milestone in the U.S.
The company makes cars in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana and Ohio.
The Marysville Auto Plant, which opened in 1982, was the first U.S. plant for the Japanese automaker, and the company has since invested $16 billion in facilities in the U.S., including the facility in Lincoln.
“We recently celebrated 40 years of manufacturing autos in the U.S. and reaching this 30-million milestone is the direct result of our associates, past and present, who made this significant achievement possible,” said Bob Schwyn, senior vice president of Honda Development & Manufacturing of America LLC. “This accomplishment reflects the commitment of Honda associates to serve our customers, who spur our creativity to make the high-quality products we know they will love.”
It opened its Alabama production facility in Lincoln in 2001 and today has 4,500 associates working in its Alabama assembly plant, where it makes about 340,000 vehicles a year, according to Honda. It produces the Odyssey, Passport, Pilot, Ridgeline and the engines that power them.