Lt. Governor Mary Taylor was recently in Anna, OH to join Honda in announcing a $98 million investment and the creation of 150 new jobs. The Dayton Daily News has more below:
ANNA — Honda will invest $98 million in its engine plant here and create 150 new jobs in Ohio as part of a plan to become the “fuel efficiency leader in every segment” of the North American auto industry, company leaders said Wednesday.
About 100 of the new jobs will be added at the company’s transmission plant in Russells Point. The rest will go to the Anna plant, Honda’s largest engine factory.
The Anna plant has 2,400 employees, while the Russells Point plant has 1,050 workers.
“We believe this is just a beginning, and we are not done,” said Hide Iwata, president and chief executive of Honda of America Manufacturing Inc., who gathered with other company leaders Wednesday at the Anna plant, about 50 miles north of Dayton. “We are on the way back.”
“Honda is on its way back, and so is Ohio,” said Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor.
Since November 2010, Honda has announced or embarked on $504 million in investments in its Ohio facilities. Honda employs about 1,300 from the Dayton area and an additional 1,400 from Clark and Champaign counties.
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