GREENSBURG, Ind. (April 9, 2019) Indiana Auto Plant (IAP) announced today grant awards totaling $60,500 to 10 nonprofit organizations providing programs and services in Honda’s focus areas:
- American National Red Cross (Greater Indianapolis): The Home Fire Campaign: Sound the Alarm Sponsorship
- College Mentors for Kids Inc.: Mentor program at Indiana University, Franklin College and Hanover College.
- Girls Incorporated Of Shelbyville/Shelby County: Girls Inc. Operation SMART Field Day
- Greensburg/Decatur County Public Library: 2019 Summer Reading Program
- Indiana State Fair Foundation Inc.: Machines of the Midway
- Indiana State Museum Foundation Inc.: 2019 Indiana State Museum Summer Camps
- Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library: Summer Reading Program 2019
- National Inventors Hall of Fame: Camp Invention STEM programs at North Decatur Elementary School
- Simon Youth Foundation Inc.: Indiana Simon Youth Academy Education Enhancement Grants and Scholarships
- YWCA Dayton: Preble County Domestic Violence Shelter
Honda supports programs and organizations in the following areas: education, environment, inclusion & diversity, and health & safety. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for grant and/or sponsorship funding should visit HMIN’s community page: indiana.honda.com/our-community.
40 Years of Honda Manufacturing in North America
Honda will mark its 40th anniversary of manufacturing products in North America in Sept. 2019. Honda was the first Japanese automaker to produce products in the region, beginning with motorcycles in 1979, followed by the start of automobile production in Marysville, Ohio, on Nov. 1, 1982.
Over the course of four decades, Honda has steadily grown its manufacturing capabilities in the region. Honda now employs more than 35,000 associates at 19 plants in North America with the capacity to produce more than 1.92 million automobiles, four million engines, 400,000 power equipment products and 330,000 powersports products each year, using domestic and globally sourced parts. In 2018, more than 90 percent of all Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
Honda also manufactures the HondaJet advanced light jet and GE Honda HF120 turbofan engines in America. Cumulatively, Honda has invested more than $22 billion in its North American manufacturing capabilities, including more than $8.7 billion over the past five years. The company also works with more than 752 original equipment suppliers in North America with cumulative parts purchases exceeding $450 billion over 35 years.