Honda Marysville Plant Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Honda is a pretty big deal in central Ohio, where its Marysville and East Liberty manufacturing plants are located. Currently, Honda employs more than 15,000 workers in Ohio alone, and more than 25,000 nationwide. When it comes to U.S. manufacturing for Honda, Marysville is where it all began.
In 1979, Honda opened its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Marysville as the first Japanese manufacturer to build its products in the U.S. The original Marysville plant employed 64 people and built the Elsinore CR 250 motorcycle. Three years later in November 1982, Honda built an adjacent plant to build automobiles. That plant began building the Accord sedan, which it still builds to this day.
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The Marysville plant also builds the Acura ILX and TLX. An additional plant in Marysville opened in 2016 specifically to build the Acura NSX, which is the only supercar produced in America. An additional Ohio plant in East Liberty, not far from Marysville, produces the CR-V and Acura MDX and RDX. The Marysville Auto Plant has a capacity of 440,000 vehicles per year, and the East Liberty Auto Plant has a capacity of 240,000 vehicles per year.
Over four decades, Honda has invested more than $11 billion in its Ohio manufacturing facilities and over $21 billion in U.S. operations. Honda has 12 American plants in total, located in Ohio, Alabama, Indiana, South Carolina, and North Carolina. In addition to vehicles, the plants also build engines and transmissions at a rate of more than 1 million units per year in Ohio alone.
As a longstanding member of the Marysville community, Honda has donated more than $100 million to local organizations.
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