November 14, 2011

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Department of Commerce

Honda To Add 100 Jobs As It Boosts Investment in Alabama Plant

The Birmingham News
LINCOLN -- Honda will add 100 new jobs and invest an additional $84 million at its Alabama auto plant, the company announced today. The announcement comes as Honda celebrates its 10th anniversary of production at the Lincoln factory. Gov. Robert Bentley and other officials are on hand at a ceremony at the plant marking the milestone.

Honda also said it is raising capacity at the plant to 340,000 vehicles and engines a year, up from 300,000 now.

Combined with previous investments announced earlier this year, Honda is adding a total of $275 million and 140 jobs to increase manufacturing flexibility and production capacity at the Alabama operations. The latest $84 million investment is tied to the upcoming addition of the Acura MDX SUV to the plant's assembly lines. Workers now build the Odyssey minivan, Pilot SUV and Ridgeline pickup.

The automaker also is filling more than 50 professional-level positions in Lincoln. The plant now employs more than 4,000 people. The total investment there will top $2 billion by 2013


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