LINCOLN, AL – The associates of Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) produced a total of 313,957 Odyssey minivans, Pilot sport utility vehicles and V-6 engines during calendar year 2007. That marks the largest amount of Honda vehicles produced in one calendar year at the Lincoln facility since the start of vehicle and engine production in 2001.
During 2007, HMA turned out 195,955 Odyssey minivans and 118,002 Pilot SUVs on its two assembly lines. The six-year-old Honda facility also built its 1 millionth Alabama-made Odyssey minivan on Oct. 19, 2007. HMA is the exclusive global production source for both the Odyssey minivan and the Pilot SUV.
“The achievement of this record year of production at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in 2007 is a tribute to the commitment of our 4,500 associates to build quality products that exceed the expectations of our customers,” said Chuck Ernst, HMA senior vice president and plant manager.
In 2007, HMA began production operations at a $40 million expansion of its engine manufacturing operations, which added additional capabilities for high pressure and low pressure aluminum die casting. The expansion added another 20 jobs and increased the size of the facility by 41,000 square feet.
|Plant Size||3.3 million square feet|
|Capital Investment||$1.3 billion|
|Annual Payroll||Exceeds $250 million|
|Annual Purchases||Exceeds $3.5 billion ($1 billion from |
|Models in Production||Honda Odyssey, Pilot and V-6 engines|
|Operations Performed||Stamping, welding, painting, plastic injection molding, aluminum casting, aluminum machining, assembly and sub-assembly, engine assembly, testing and quality assurance.|