Honda North America
Honda is investing millions in its facilities to improve operations and the auto industry as a whole.
By Jim Harris
Since starting operations in the North American market nearly 60 years ago, Honda has not dramatically changed its philosophy regarding investments in the region.
“We came to the United States as an extension of our manufacturing philosophy, which is to build products where they are sold,” says Tom Shoupe, executive vice president and COO of Honda of America Mfg., the Japanese auto-making giant’s U.S.-based division in Central Ohio. “We believe we need to be ingrained in the communities we manufacture in, and purchase products and materials near those locations.”