Russells Point, Ohio – Honda has announced a US$50 million expansion at its transmission plant in Ohio to increase capacity for the casting of aluminum transmission cases.

This latest project brings the company’s total new capital investment in its Ohio operations to more than $400 million, and more than $8 billion since the company started manufacturing in the state in 1979.

The 75,000-square-foot expansion will house high-pressure die-casting operations to support the addition of a third transmission assembly line that began construction in December 2010.

Earlier this year, Honda added 60 new jobs to support the start of a second shift to produce automatic transmissions for the Civic. The new projects will create more than 100 jobs by 2013.

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