Honda has announced a $45 million investment into its South Carolina plant which will see the facility expand and add 250 new jobs.
The expansion will focus on the painting, welding, final assembly and material service areas and increase the footprint of the factory by 115,000 square feet. This will allow the Japanese firm to ramp up production of the ATVs and side-by-side vehicles which are manufactured at the plant.
President of Honda of South Carolina Gary Mabrey says “With the continued rapid growth of the side-by-side market, Honda is focused on creating an even more flexible and efficient production facility to meet that increasing customer demand. The step-by-step growth of our operations in South Carolina is really a testament to our outstanding associates and the great products they create for our customers every day.”
Every year, the South Carolina factory produces about 266,000 Honda ATVs and almost 64,000 side-by-side vehicles, including the Pioneeer 500, 700 and 1000 models.
The latest round of investment comes on the back of $93 million being invested into the facility in the past five years.