Honda to Host Over 1,000 Students at its U.S. Production Facilities During Manufacturing Month to Promote STEM Education and Careers in Modern Manufacturing

  • For the first time in two years, Honda welcomes high school students to in-person Manufacturing Day events at Honda manufacturing facilities
  • Honda will host students at its manufacturing plants in Ohio, Alabama and Indiana throughout October, Manufacturing Month

Honda today kicked off National Manufacturing Day by hosting high school students and teachers in person at one of its manufacturing facilities, and will continue throughout the month of October to highlight modern manufacturing and the exciting career opportunities available in the industry. Honda is returning to in-person events after two years of virtual Manufacturing Day activities. Students who attend the in-person events will meet with Honda associates and participate in hands-on activities that highlight different manufacturing areas and career paths.

Honda will hold five events for students throughout October, which is Manufacturing Month, at its manufacturing plants in Alabama, Ohio and Indiana:

  • Oct. 7: Lincoln, Ala. – Honda’s Alabama Auto Plant
  • Oct. 28: Greensburg, Ind. – Honda’s Indiana Auto Plant
  • Oct. 28: East Liberty, Ohio – Honda’s East Liberty Auto Plant
  • Oct. 31: Anna, Ohio – Honda’s Anna Engine Plant and Ohio Transmission Plant

There will also be an event hosted by 99P Labs at The Ohio State University, with Honda’s Marysville Auto Plant, Auto Development Center, and Performance Manufacturing Center, on Oct. 21.

Manufacturing Day was developed by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), to promote a positive perception of today's manufacturing careers.

"We are excited to welcome students back to our Honda plants for Manufacturing Day, where they can experience modern manufacturing for themselves and see why manufacturing can be a cool career," said Bob Schwyn, senior vice president at Honda Development & Manufacturing of America, LLC. "Honda associates have been building products in America for over 40 years, and we’re committed to preparing the next generation for high-tech positions in the manufacturing industry."

Honda National Manufacturing Day Activities
At Honda’s Manufacturing Day events, students will participate in hands-on activities, engage with Honda leadership, and learn about Honda manufacturing directly from the associates who build Honda products. Activities include:

  • Torque-Tightening Race – Students will race against peers to see who can complete a torque-tightening process the fastest, while maintaining safety and quality.
  • Design to the Floor – Students will learn from Honda product development experts how to design with manufacturing in mind, including what the next generation of creators need to consider when designing the vehicles of the future.
  • Quality Inspection – Honda and Acura products are known for their high quality.  Students will walk through an inspection with Honda associates to understand how Honda maintains these high standards.
  • Mini-Wind Tunnel Experience – Students will explore a miniature working model of Honda’s wind tunnel and learn why certain assembly stages are critical to the aerodynamics of a vehicle.
  • And More! – All of Honda’s plants will have exciting experiences for students that are unique to their locations and the products they build.

Honda Manufacturing in America
Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 40 years, beginning in November 1982 with the start of automobile production at the Marysville Auto Plant.

In 2021, two-thirds of all Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts. Honda’s cumulative auto production in America now exceeds 29 million vehicles.

Honda established manufacturing operations in America in 1979 with the start of motorcycle production in Marysville, Ohio, and today has one of the largest and most diverse U.S. manufacturing footprints of any international company.  The company’s 12 plants employ more than 22,000 associates in America, supporting operations that have an annual capacity of more than 1.27 million automobiles, 1.52 million engines, 500,000 power equipment products and 300,000 powersports products, as well as the HondaJet advanced light jet and GE Honda HF120 turbofan engines.

Cumulatively, Honda has invested $19 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations, including more than $3.2 billion over the past five years alone. The company also works with over 600 U.S. original equipment suppliers, with U.S.-sourced parts purchases of $23.1 billion in 2021 and approximately $470 billion since 1979.

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