ATLANTA, Ga. (April 17, 2008) – Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC (HPPG) has been named the 2008 Manufacturer of the Year in Georgia. The honor came April 17 in the Governor’s annual awards luncheon in Atlanta.
Sponsored by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Department of Technical Education, the award honors HPPG for the company’s economic impact on Georgia and workforce excellence and its high degree of corporate responsibility in the community. HPPG received the top honor in the medium manufacturer category.
“Being recognized as the Georgia Manufacturer of the Year has a very special meaning to us because it recognizes the achievements of our associates, our company, how we conduct our operations, and the commitment we have to be an active partner in our local community,” said John Spoltman, HPPG vice president and plant manager. “The achievements of HPPG are based on the strength of our associates, who have embraced Honda’s commitment to efficiency, creativity and teamwork to achieve the highest work standard in the world.”
HPPG employs 450 associates at its Tallapoosa facility. It is the exclusive source of five-speed automatic transmissions for the Honda Odyssey and Pilot. Annual production capacity at the Tallapoosa facility is 300,000 transmissions. Since its start up in May 2006, HPPG has produced more than 420,000 Odyssey and Pilot transmissions.