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Honda Plans Expansion Transmission Facilities in Ohio, Georgia

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April 16, 2004—Honda announced a $100 million plan for construction of a plant in Tallapoosa, GA , and a plan for the expansion of their existing Ohio plant that will also total $100 million.

According to the company's press release, the Ohio expansion will create 100 new jobs to expand Honda Transmission Mfg. of America that will result in the transfer of production of high precision gears from Japan to Ohio. As the new Georgia plant begins operations, Honda Transmission Mfg. will begin shifting transmission production responsibility there from the Alabama plant.

The Georgia plant, located 40 miles west of Atlanta, will also be a hub for gear production.

Honda currently has an annual production capacity of 1 million automatic transmissions in the U.S.