Honda of America Mfg., Inc. senior vice president Jim Wehrman testified April 10th before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade about how the growth of Honda’s U.S. production operations over the last 30 years has led to a new global lead responsibility for manufacturing. The hearing, entitled “Nation of Builders: Powering U.S. Automobile Manufacturing Forward,” will explore policies to attract manufacturing investment and maintain U.S. competitiveness.
“In the last two years alone, Honda invested $1.2 billion to expand our manufacturing capabilities to position our company to export vehicles from the U.S. to 49 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. We also recently announced a new role for our North American operations – the U.S. will serve as a center for developing our manufacturing processes for some of Honda’s highest selling vehicles and will train associates from Honda factories throughout the world on these new techniques.” said Wehrman.
Honda’s U.S. Presence Key Facts for 2013
- More than $14 billion in total capital investment
- More than 28,000 associates and $2 billion in total U.S. payroll in 2012
- 90 percent of Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. are manufactured in North America
- Nine manufacturing plants in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio and South Carolina $22 billion in parts and materials purchases from more than 500 U.S. OEM suppliers across 34 states
- 14 R&D facilities (Honda R&D Americas, Inc. and Honda Research Institute)
- More than 147,000 employees at 1,313 Honda and Acura, 1,055 Powersports, and 8,953 Power Equipment dealerships
- More than $1.2 billion in new investments over the last two years, resulting in 2,040 new manufacturing jobs
Read Honda’s full hearing testimony here: http://www.hondainamerica.com/views/testimony-jim-wehrman-senior-vice-president-honda-america-mfg-inc-us-house-energy-commerce