Forty years ago this week, the first American-made Honda product rolled off the line in Marysville, Ohio. Four decades later, the company has invested more than $11 billion in the state and employs roughly 15,000 Ohioans.
The Columbus Metropolitan Club recently hosted a forum to recognize Honda’s four decades in the Buckeye State. Panelists included OMA Workforce & Leadership Committee Chairman Scot McLemore, manager of talent acquisition and deployment at Honda North America, Inc., as well as Executive Vice President Tom Shoupe, Honda of America Mfg., and Equipment Service Technician Lewis Gleason, Honda North America. 9/10/2019
Production began at Honda’s Marysville motorcycle plant Sept. 10, 1979. The CR250R motocross bike was the first model to be built. (Photo: American Honda Motor)