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Honda Responds To New Entries In Midsize Sedans

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Honda associate Jeff Tomko walks alongside assembly line at Honda's Marysville plant
7:30AM
November
28, 2012

30 years ago this month, Honda became the first Japanese auto-maker to start production on U.S. soil. Its conversion of an Ohio cornfield into a factory chugging out waves of Honda Accords was seen as both revolutionary and foolhardy. Honda has survived and prospered, but lately it has come under increasing pressure in a tightening race for the top slot in midsize sedans.

Honda On Pace For Record Production In 2012

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A recent downgrade of expectations for profits in 2012 is not stopping Honda from expanding production.
1:27PM
July
18, 2012

The auto manufacturer that employs about 13,000 people in Central Ohio says it’s on pace to top 2011 production by 75 percent and could build as many as 1.7 million vehicles this year.

Honda Recalling 550,000 SUVs

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Problems with headlight wiring are forcing Honda to recall about 550,000 CR-V and Pilot SUVs.
10:34AM
March
30, 2012

The company that employs about 13,000 people in Central Ohio says thousands of CR-Vs and Pilots have a defect in headlight wiring.

Honda To Invest $218 Million In Anna, Russells Point Plants

Honda Marysville
A recent downgrade of expectations for profits in 2012 is not stopping Honda from expanding production at plants its main engine and transmission plants.
8:22AM
February
1, 2012

The auto manufacturer will produce new parts at a plan in Anna and add an assembly to a factory in Russells Point.

Honda Will Build Acura NSX In Central Ohio

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An artist's rendering of the new Acura NSX.
10:42AM
January
10, 2012

The company discontinued Japanese production of the NSX in 2005 because of poor sales.

Honda Expanding Production In Ohio

Honda Marysville
After struggling through two parts shortages this year, Honda is adding jobs to factories in Ohio and Indiana.
10:22AM
December
21, 2011

The auto manufacturer says it’s adding jobs at plants in Marysville and Russell’s Point.

Honda Rolling Out New CR-V On Time

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The company struggled through another parts shortage this year after a tsunami damaged several plants in Japan.
12:27PM
November
8, 2011

The company feared flood damage to parts suppliers in Thailand would force a delay for the new sport utility vehicle.

Honda Halving Production At Marysville, East Liberty Plants

Honda Marysville
Workers at plants in Marysville and East Liberty will be cutting production in half beginning Wednesday. The company is also canceling some scheduled overtime.
7:46AM
November
1, 2011

The Marysville and East Liberty plants employ about 6,700 workers.

Thailand Flooding Brings Down Honda Profits

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Flooding has forced Honda to scrap the rest of this year's production at factories in Thailand.
8:26AM
October
31, 2011

The company, one of central Ohio’s private employers, saw North American sales shrink by 22 percent in the most-recent quarter.

Ohio Lacks Refueling Stations For Natural Gas Vehicles

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Albert Iosue of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio refuels his company car at a compressed natural gas fuel pump on Alum Creek Drive
7:18AM
October 25, 2011

A major automaker says it will boost production of passenger cars that run on compressed natural gas rather than gasoline. While so-called C-N-G cars and trucks pollute less, there are few places to re-fuel such vehicles.