Honda marks 30-years of engine making in Ohio
Honda’s Anna, Ohio, engine plant is celebrating its 30th birthday today. Opened on July 22, 1985, the Anna facility is Honda’s largest engine plant and has produced more than 20 million power plants since its inception.
The Anna plant had a rather humble beginning, with just 94 associates reporting to work on July 22,1985. Now the plant employs 2,800 workers and is capable of producing 1.16 million four- and six-cylinder engines per year. Those engines are distributed to Honda plants in Ohio, Indiana, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Over its 30 years of operation Honda has invested $2.25 billion into the plant, including $800 million over the last four years. A chunk of the recent investment was used to build a new 93,000 square foot facility capable of turning out Honda’s latest line of turbocharged VTEC engines, including the 306 horsepower 2.0L currently used in the Civic Type R.
“Even more critical than the investments Honda has made in new technology is the passion and challenging spirit that our associates bring each day to the task of advancing Honda quality, efficiency and performance for our customers here in North America and around the world,” said Paul Dentinger, Anna Engine Plant Manager. “Truly, our associates are powering the future of Honda.”