Honda to spend $355 million on improvements at Ohio plants

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Honda to spend $355 million on improvements at Ohio plants

Columbus Dispatch – Honda will spend $355 million to renovate its Ohio plants, adding a stamping press in Marysville and making improvements in East Liberty.

The automaker is making the improvements as it returns to full production following the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan, a disaster that disrupted the supply of parts and contributed to sluggish sales. Some of the projects will be done as early as this year, with all elements to be complete in 2014.

“It’s a commitment to our customers to provide value and quality in our products,” said spokesman Ron Lietzke. “That’s a commitment to Ohio as well.”

Some jobs will be added, but he declined to give specifics. The company has more than 13,000 employees in the state.

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