[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
First Serial Production 2017 Acura NSX Rolls off the Line at Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohi
More.......................
The final stop of the Civic #NextMilestone Tour takes place this weekend in NYC
More.......................
2017 Honda Ridgeline starts at $29,475
More.......................
American Honda Sets New April Sales Record: Honda Division Posts Best Ever April Sales
More.......................
Spring Cleaning: What's in store for model year 2017? Part I - Honda
More.......................
New Accord Sport SE trim level coming in model year 2017
More.......................
Civic 5-door to hit showrooms in late summer
More.......................
All-New Acura CDX Compact SUV makes global debut at the 14th Beijing International Auto Show
More.......................
HondaMobilia --> Hot Wheels Odyssey
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Airstream or NSX
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Thinking of a Civic coupe touring
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Record miles from 1 tank, 920 miles in my Accord Hybrid
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Nearly 200k miles on a K24. Concerns?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda's Future Sports Car Line-Up(update 5-11-16)
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: M/C Accident Rate Increases, Nationally
Join Discussion......
Photoshops --> Re: Prelude Hommage Concept
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Accord Coupe finally arrived - Thanks NorCalSales!
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Another batch of NSX reviews coming?
Join Discussion......
Ridgeline - General Talk --> Re: 2nd Generation RidgeLine Reviews
Join Discussion......
Strictly Technical --> Re: F1 prechamber ignition, return of CVCC?
Join Discussion......
NSX --> Re: First Serial Production 2017 Acura NSX delivered to Rick Hendrick - Video
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: Honda at Indy 500 thread
Join Discussion......
TOV Asia --> Re: 2016 Honda Freed (leak photo?)
Join Discussion......
Honda Announces Production Expansion
 Date: July 09, 2002 12:21
 Submitted by:  ivtec1
 Source: story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=530&e=3&cid=530&u=/ap/20020709/ap_on_bi_ge/honda_expansion_2
 Credibility Rating: N/A


Honda Announes Production Expansion
By MARK NIESSE, Associated Press Writer

LINCOLN, Ala. (AP) - Honda Motor Co. announced plans Tuesday to double its production capacity and add 2,000 workers to its plant in Alabama, part of an expansion that will increase vehicle production in Ohio and Canada as well.

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama will build a new $425 million unit at its Lincoln site that will increase annual production of Odyssey minivans and V6 engines from the projected 150,000 in September to 300,000 in 2004.

The number of workers at the plant will nearly double to 4,300, Honda officials said.

The Japanese firm also said it will increase annual production capacity in North America from 1.22 million to 1.4 million units by late 2004.

Along with the Alabama expansion, it will increase production at Honda of Canada Manufaction and its Anna Engine Plant in Ohio.

Alabama is expected to offer Honda about $90 million in incentives, mostly in tax breaks and worker training ? about $45,000 per new employee ? to help bring about the expansion.

The expansion boosts the number of automobile manufacturing and supply jobs in Alabama to 36,000 and more firmly entrenches the state as one of the South's automotive capitals.

Five major auto manufacturers have located in Alabama in recent years: Honda in Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz in Vance, Toyota in Huntsville, Navistar in Huntsville and Hyundai in Montgomery.

Entry-level production jobs at the Lincoln plant pay $14.23 an hour, said company spokesman Mark Morrison. After two years, most of the plant's 2,300 workers earn $22 to $24 an hour, he said. The average hourly wage in Alabama is $13.72, according to state labor statistics.

The company announced plans for its Alabama plant in May 1999, getting $158 million in tax breaks, land improvements and worker training. Production started in November 2001.

In December 2001, the company said it was increasing its investment in Lincoln to create an additional 800 jobs and turn out 150,000 Odyssey minivans and engines a year instead of the 120,000 it originally projected.
Click Here to Submit Your Comments
TOV Video: 2017 Honda Ridgeline ride along
Read Article....................
2017 Honda Ridgeline PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
First Drive: 2017 Acura NSX(!)
Read Article....................
2017 Acura NSX PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
TOV Video: Guy Melville-Brown talks about the 2016 Civic Coupe design
Read Article....................
TOV Video: John Hwang introduces the 2016 Civic Coupe
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2015 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy