With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
Honda now says auto factories in Ohio will go back to full production sooner than expected.
Auto giant Honda says it will add a week to production slowdowns at its three Ohio plants and eight others around North America.
Some good news for Honda: the auto giant says suppliers will resume production of some key parts in Japan. But the company is not saying when three Ohio plants will go back to full production.
One of Central Ohio’s largest employers faces an uncertain spring. Honda of America is cutting production because of the effects of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
Honda says it’s cutting production at three Ohio plants because of a shortage of parts from key suppliers in earthquake and tsunami-ravaged Japan.
Officials at the Honda manufacturing plant in Marysville say it’s still too early to know what effect the earthquake and tsunami in Japan will have on production of the company’s U.S. made vehicles.
Honda says by next year all of its North American manufacturing plants will be waste free. Other auto companies are following similar environmental sustainability.
WOSU’s Steve Brown speaks with an auto industry expert about the state of one of Central Ohio’s biggest employers.
Auto Industry analyst Peter Ward says even with lower sales he doubts whether Honda will begin offering customer incentives.
Honda of America Manufacturing says it will schedule idle time for assembly plants in Marysville and East Liberty as part of production cuts in North America. Honda spokesman Ron Lietzke says up to 7 non-production days will be scheduled at the two plants in January.