Honda Motor Company made an announcement earlier saying that they will be upgrading their manufacturing plants in Ohio in order to boost productivity levels and fuel economy ratings for their models build in North America.
Honda’s Ohio plants are home to Honda’s first ever wind tunnel in the US for Honda of North America’s research and development.
“Our plans for upgrading include $166 million worth of improvements to our factory in East Liberty and a $64 million upgrade at our Marysville plant. The driver of the projects is to improve all our characteristics,” said Ron Lietzke, spokesperson for Honda’s assembly unit. “If we end up increasing production capacity as a result, that’s fine.”
Honda is also looking to upgrade their plants and refurbish their factories after the Japanese earthquake in March left the brand with a shortage of both Honda and Acura models.
– By: Chris Chin