Honda announces $220M investment, 200 jobs in Ohio

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Honda said today it will make more than $200 million in new investments at two plants in western Ohio, creating at least 200 new manufacturing jobs.

The automaker says the expansions for the Anna engine plant and Russells Point transmission plant were announced to mark Honda’s 30th anniversary of auto production in the United States.

Honda spokesman Ron Lietzke said the upgrades will continue the company’s effort to localize the manufacturing of its products in North America.

Honda will spend about $170 million to add a fourth engine assembly line and make other upgrades at the plant in Anna, adding about 200 new jobs. Construction will begin in the next few months at the plant about 50 miles north of Dayton.

Another $50 million investment at the transmission plant at Russells Point, about 60 miles northeast of Dayton, is in addition to a round of previously announced new spending at the facility. The projects will “increase flexibility to produce advanced transmissions and powertrain components,” the company said.

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