Honda will save thousands of U.S. jobs while meeting demand for small cars by moving production of the Honda Pilot and Ridgeline to Alabama from Canada. The two vehicles will be moved from the Alliston, Ontario plant to Lincoln, Alabama, freeing up space to increase production of the Civic sedan said Honda CEO Takeo Fukui.
“Gas prices continue to rise, and the demand for cars with good mileage is growing,” Fukui said. “Efforts are under way to increase the local production of the Civic.”
The move won’t create more jobs but will save current jobs while maintaining sales in North America
Fukui said that Honda will create jobs for Americans when it builds the Civic in Indiana later this year. The new plant will Honda’s seventh plant in North America and is expected to add close to 2,000 jobs.
Maybe Ford and GM should learn something from Honda.
Source: Detroit News