Honda To Expand Ohio Transmission Plant

RUSSELLS POINT, Ohio (AP) -- Honda said Thursday it expects to create more than 100 jobs with the expansion of its western Ohio plant.

Honda Transmission of America Manufacturing Inc. presented an area planning commission with plans for acquiring and rezoning 60 acres adjacent to its current plant near Russells Point.

Honda spokesman Ron Lietzke said the proposed 200,000-square-foot building expansion will allow Honda to introduce new technologies and manufacturing improvements and add a third assembly line.

The transmission plant currently employs more than 1,000. It manufactures automatic transmissions for vehicles produced at two Ohio auto plants and others in North America.

Lietzke said the company hopes to announce more details of the expansion by December.
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