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New Honda Museum in Ohio Has Grand Opening

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From left to right, Ohio Governor John Kasich and Honda executives Tom Shoupe and Rick Schostek admire an Accord V6 engine and transmission at the new Honda museum in Ohio.

From left to right, Ohio Governor John Kasich and Honda executives Tom Shoupe and Rick Schostek admire an Accord V6 engine and transmission at the new Honda museum in Ohio.

Yesterday, the brand new Honda Heritage Center in Marysville, Ohio officially opened its doors – though for now, only to a select few. While the public can’t visit the new Honda museum in Ohio until January, Honda officials and state and local community leaders – including Governor John Kasich – were on hand for the $35 million, 160,000-square-foot facility’s grand opening on December 18, 2014.

“The new Honda Heritage Center is a collection of Honda dreams in the form of products that are responsible for millions of customer relationships,” said Takuji Yamada, chief operating officer of Honda’s North American regional operations. “The great variety of products on display – including powersports, power equipment and automobiles, as well as aviation and robotics – together with the major milestones highlighted, tell the stories of Honda associates in Ohio and from throughout North America.”

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The exclusively Ohio-built 1988 Honda Accord Coupe, displayed next to a lineup of classic Honda motorcycles


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The museum highlights the Japanese automaker’s 55-year history in North America, while also including “a natural focus on the role of Honda’s operations in Ohio.” Visitors can see for themselves the evolution of Honda’s vehicles, motorcycles, and power equipment, alongside artifacts from Honda’s other endeavors, including replicas of the Honda ASIMO robot and HondaJet.

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The NSX concept, the fuselage of the HondaJet, and a replica of the ASIMO robot


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In addition to the museum, the Honda Heritage Center building also includes the Technical Development Center (supported with a grant from JobsOhio), which is meant to advance the skills of Honda engineers, service technicians, and production associates.

“Honda’s Heritage Center showcases this global company’s extraordinary growth, including right here in Ohio,” said John Minor, JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer. “We are proud that Ohio is home to this impressive facility, which will serve as an important hub for Honda and enhance workforce development in the region.”