Honda kicks off expansion project at Ohio plant
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    Honda kicks off expansion project at Ohio plant

    found this off of forbes

    Honda leaders have kicked off a $70 million expansion at a transmissions plant in western Ohio and announced that the automaker will add 60 full-time jobs for a second shift early next year.

    Honda ( HMC - news - people ) Transmission of America Manufacturing Inc. said Friday that the new second shift at the plant in Russells Point will produce transmissions for the 2012 Civic to go on sale this spring.

    The 200,000-square-foot expansion project is expected to create more than 100 full-time jobs. The project is designed to prepare the plant for the new production line to begin in 2012.

    It will add a third assembly line and relocate the plant's two existing lines and will allow the plant to manufacture more than 1 million automatic transmissions a year, up from the current 800,000.

    The plant currently employs 1,050
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hondapwr View Post
    found this off of forbes

    Honda leaders have kicked off a $70 million expansion at a transmissions plant in western Ohio and announced that the automaker will add 60 full-time jobs for a second shift early next year.

    Honda ( HMC - news - people ) Transmission of America Manufacturing Inc. said Friday that the new second shift at the plant in Russells Point will produce transmissions for the 2012 Civic to go on sale this spring.

    The 200,000-square-foot expansion project is expected to create more than 100 full-time jobs. The project is designed to prepare the plant for the new production line to begin in 2012.

    It will add a third assembly line and relocate the plant's two existing lines and will allow the plant to manufacture more than 1 million automatic transmissions a year, up from the current 800,000.

    The plant currently employs 1,050
    hmm big expansion. Curious to know if the Honda plant in Ontario will undergo an expansion as well, or if it has already reached its needs.

    don't to come off as rude but the article u posted didn't have much to read about. I will add what i dug up on this.




    Government and community leaders joined Honda Transmission of America Mfg., Inc. Friday to celebrate the start of a $70 million 200,000-square-foot expansion project that will create more than 100 full-time jobs and increase the plant’s capabilities to manufacture Honda’s latest transmission technologies when the new production line begins in 2012. In addition to the expansion, the company also announced that it is currently adding 60 jobs for the start of a second shift in early 2011, and that an additional $25 million in renovation projects are under way to increase plant flexibility.Honda’s investment in the plant will exceed $490 million when this latest expansion and other renovations are completed. The $70 million expansion project includes installation of a third assembly line, along with other new operations for the production of Honda’s most advanced automatic transmissions, and relocation of the plant’s two existing assembly lines into the new manufacturing space.Community leaders joined Honda associates to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the project, called “Transmission Technology for the Future.” In addition to advanced manufacturing, the project increases production flexibility for the entire plant, including improvements in overall product flow. It also will increase the plants capacity to produce more than 1 million automatic transmissions annually, from 800,000 now.“The start of this project is recognition of the accomplishments of a great team of associates, and the strong partnerships we have established in this community,” said Honda Transmission President Yuji Takahashi. “Together, we have created a solid foundation for growth into the future to meet the needs of our customers.”Prior to the ceremony, Jeff Tomko, Honda Transmission vice president and plant manager, announced that a second shift will start early next year to produce automatic transmissions for the all-new 2012 Civic that goes on sale in spring 2011. Honda manufactures Civic models for North American customers at plants in Indiana and Ontario Canada. The hiring of 60 fulltime associates is under way to prepare for the increased production.In addition to the $70 million expansion, Honda has invested approximately $25 million to renovate the plant’s aluminum machining lines, steel gear production, and increase flexibility on the current assembly lines. These modifications will result in the domestic production of six-speed automatic transmissions next year for some Honda Odyssey models, manufactured at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama LLC.“These projects represent Honda’s ongoing commitment not only to our customers, but to our neighbors and suppliers who benefit from local production of the transmissions that go into Honda automobiles,” Tomko said. “We also are committed to reducing the environmental impact of these new operations. No waste will be sent to landfills, and energy will be conserved through use of energy-efficient equipment and lighting systems.”Honda Transmission initially announced its expansion plans in October during the acquisition and rezoning of 60 acres adjacent to the current facility, now occupying 196 acres. Upon completion of the expansion project, the plant’s manufacturing operations will encompass 933,000 square feet.Since starting production of automatic transmissions in 1996, the plant has steadily expanded to keep pace with Honda’s growth into new passenger car and light truck models. As part of a $100 million investment, Honda Transmission added production of transmission gears in 2006 and four-wheel-drive assemblies in 2007. That project, which doubled the plant’s size and created 100 jobs, localized production of most steel gears and four-wheel-drive assemblies.The impact of Honda Transmission’s production extends to some 50 domestic suppliers that provide more than 500 parts for the plant’s production.Honda Transmission currently employs 1,050 associates who manufacture transmissions and four-wheel-drive assemblies for automobiles produced at the Marysville and East Liberty auto plants in Ohio, as well as other plants in North America. The plant has the annual capacity to produce more than 800,000 automatic transmissions, 328,000 gear sets, 300,000 four-wheel-drive transfer cases and 150,000 four-wheel-drive assemblies. Honda also operates a plant in Georgia that manufactures automatic transmissions for Honda Manufacturing of Alabama.


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