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Honda Expands Its Greensburg, Indiana, Assembly Plant

Japan-based Honda Manufacturing of Indiana is investing $52 million to expand its assembly plant in Greensburg, Indiana. The firm's plans to create 100 new jobs to support its early-2017 production startup of the Honda CR-V compact sport-utility vehicle, as Honda invests in its capability to meet strong and growing demand for its light-truck models.

HMIN announced in January of this year that it would start production of the Honda CR-V – America's best-selling SUV four years running – beginning in 2017. The new investment at HMIN will leverage the Indiana plant's manufacturing flexibility and production capacity. HMIN will continue to produce the Honda Civic Sedan, giving it both the top retail-selling compact car in America and the outright best-selling SUV.

"The Honda team in Indiana is excited about the challenge to deliver best-selling products like the Civic and CR-V, showcasing outstanding quality and value, and our associates are key to our success," said Bob Nelson, President of HMIN. "This new investment in our Indiana facility will enhance our manufacturing flexibility and better position Honda to meet customer demand for our lineup of innovative and fuel-efficient passenger cars and light trucks."

"Honda has been a great partner to the state of Indiana from the moment the company announced plans to establish a facility in Greensburg in 2006," said Governor Mike Pence. "I have had the pleasure of meeting with the company's leadership here in the United States and in Japan, and I am proud that they have once again chosen Indiana for growth. The automotive industry in Indiana supports more than 100,000 Hoosier jobs, and that number will continue to grow thanks to the commitment of companies like Honda."

Honda also showcased the new Associate Resource Center, a career development facility designed to promote the advancement of HMIN associates' manufacturing skills. The ARC reflects a larger Honda commitment to workforce development in North America. "Our Honda associates are our foundation and this new training facility will provide them with the opportunity to continue to grow and develop their skills," Nelson said.

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