8:25am

Tue January 27, 2009
WVAS Local

Honda's Parent Company Announces Production Cuts Impacting Alabama

Tokyo,Japan – TOKYO (AP) - Honda Motor Co. says it's cutting production in
Japan and North America by an additional 50,000 vehicles amid a
severe slump in global sales.
Japan's No. 2 automaker says output in North America will fall
by 29,000 units, affecting Honda's three plants in the region --
Lincoln, Alabama; Ontario, Canada; and Marysville/East Liberty,
Ohio. Due to the production cuts, Honda's overall output in North
America will drop by 12 percent to 1.26 million units in the
current fiscal year ending March 31.
The Alabama factories roll out the Accord sedan and Odyssey
minivan, while the Ontario plant makes the popular Civic.


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