LINCOLN, AL – Alabama Department of Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield joined associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) today in celebrating the start of operations its new $85 million logistics buildings. The new facilities add nearly 400,000 sq.ft. to Honda’s existing 4.2 million sq.ft. facility in Lincoln.
“Our new logistics operations represents an $85 million investment in our operations, as well as continued investment in our associates, our products and in customer satisfaction,” said Mike Oatridge, HMA vice president. “This new space will help us better streamline our logistics operations, which will result in improved parts delivery, improved quality and improved organization across our production lines.”
HMA is the sole production source of the Odyssey minivan, the Pilot sport utility vehicle, the Ridgeline pickup truck and the V-6 engines that power each vehicle.
The new logistics facilities, which are mirror-image buildings located at both Line 1 and Line 2, are part of a multi-phased project dedicated to the enhancement and revitalization of Honda operations in Alabama. Recently, HMA announced an additional $54.8 million investment to improve weld operations at Line 2. This new expansion, which will add more than 50,000 sq.ft., is expected to be completed in early 2021.
When combined with the 2017 investment announcements for the Line 1 and Line 2 logistics facilities and other investments, HMA has undertaken additions of more than 425,000 sq.ft. to its production operations with an investment total of approximately $150 million.
HMA employs more than 4,500 associates with an investment in Alabama totaling more than $2.6 billion and annual production capacity exceeding 340,000 vehicles and engines.