Honda celebrates 10 years of production at Indiana plant
Honda celebrates 10 years of production at Indiana plant! Earlier this month, Honda Manufacturing celebrated its 10th anniversary of automobile production at is Greenburg, Indiana plant. Honda initially announced plans to build the auto plant in Greensburg in June 2006 and broke ground on the new plant in March 2007. In October 9, 2008, Honda began production in Indiana by producing the 4-cylinder Honda Civic Sedan with the aid of 1,000 employees on one shift.
“Since launching production a decade ago today, Honda has had a lasting positive impact on the city of Greensburg, the southeast region and the entire state, helping propel our workforce and strengthen Indiana’s reputation as a manufacturing powerhouse,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. “With more than 290 Japanese business facilities in Indiana, we are proud of the friendships we have established with companies like Honda and look forward to even more milestones ahead. Congratulations on 10 years of excellence and thank you for your commitment to our state.”
In October 2011, the plant added a second shift, doubling the production capacity to 200,000 vehicles per year. Since then, the plant has grown to hire 2,500 associates who operate two shifts, producing the Honda Civic Sedan, the 2019 Honda Insight, and Honda CR-V. The cumulative production at the plant is more than 1.8 million vehicles, producing roughly 250,000 vehicles annually.
“This milestone is the result of the commitment our Honda associates in Indiana have made every day over the past decade to build products of the highest quality for our customers,” said Isao Matsuzaki, president at HMIN. “Indiana is our home and with the strong support of our local communities, the state and beyond, we are excited about our future here in Greensburg.”