9:31am

Wed July 29, 2009
WVAS Local

Production Ramping up at Honda's Alabama Plant

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –
(AP) - Honda is increasing production at its
auto assembly plant in Lincoln, the result of strengthening sales
for the Odyssey minivan and Pilot sport utility.
The Japanese automaker announced this week to the plant's
4,000-plus workers that it will add three upcoming Saturdays to its
production schedule, which will count as overtime for employees.
The company's $1.4 billion factory will run on one Saturday in
September and two Saturdays in October. Its daily output will also
increase from 900 vehicles a day to 1,050 by the end of October.
The plant's daily output at capacity is 1,300 vehicles. Honda
recently added about 100 temporary workers at the plant.