May 26, 2006

Honda breaks ground for new U.S. parts distribution centre

Troy, Ohio – The American Honda Motor Company has broken ground for a Midwestern Consolidation Center in Troy, Ohio, which will expand the company’s U.S. parts distribution operations in the region. The company is investing approximately US$89 million in the plant, which is expected to create about 110 new full-time jobs.

The facility will be located next to American Honda’s current parts distribution centre, which has been operating since 1986. Construction is expected to begin in Fall 2006 and be completed a year later. The centre will be designed and constructed using environmentally-friendly products and materials, and Honda will work with the U.S. Green Building Council to earn that organization’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. It will become Honda’s fourth environmentally-friendly facility in the U.S.

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