Today, Honda won the 2019 Indiana Manufacturing Community Impact Award at the Indiana Manufacturers Association’s (IMA) 2019 Hall of Fame Luncheon, held at the Biltwell Event Center in Indianapolis. The award was given as a part of the IMA’s Manufacturing Excellence Awards, which recognized Indiana manufacturing companies and individuals for their positive achievements and contributions to the industry.
Indiana Auto Plant (IAP) competed against other world-class manufacturers and was selected from nominations received from the manufacturing community. “Connecting and building strong relationships within the community is an important part of Honda’s mission to be company society wants to exist,” said Tim Myers, Senior Vice President at IAP. “I believe the community can get to understand our company better through this kind of engagement.”
Since the company’s presence began in Indiana more than a decade ago, IAP has maintained community involvement through associate volunteerism, including support of STEM efforts in local schools to connect classroom learning to careers in manufacturing, sponsorships and grants that support the company’s four areas of giving – diversity, education, health/safety and environment – as well as service on non-profit boards.
“The Indiana Manufacturers Association instituted the Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame in 2015 to help bring awareness and recognition to the many positive contributions of Hoosier manufacturers. And this year we’ve added the Manufacturing Excellence Awards to focus and honor companies in specific areas of achievement,” said IMA President and CEO Brian Burton. “We congratulate Honda Manufacturing of Indiana for its outstanding work and continued dedication to making Indiana manufacturing a positive, driving force for the state.”
As the most manufacturing-intensive state in the nation, Indiana is the number-one wage payer and employer of Hoosiers. Additionally, manufacturing continues to be the number-one job creator in Indiana, employing more than 545,000 in the state.
About the Indiana Auto Plant (IAP)
IAP is one of five Honda automobile assembly plants in the United States. IAP began production of the Civic sedan on October 9, 2008, and now also builds the CR-V sport utility vehicle and the Insight hybrid vehicle. With employment of more than 2,500 associates and capital investment exceeding $1 billion, IAP has the capacity to produce 250,000 vehicles annually. In 2018, Honda purchased more than $2.2 billion in parts from 51 suppliers in Indiana. IAP maintains one of the lowest environmental footprints of any automobile plant in Honda’s global production network.
About the Indiana Manufacturers Association
Formed in 1901, the Indiana Manufacturers Association is the second oldest manufacturers association in the country and the only trade association in Indiana that exclusively focuses on manufacturing. Manufacturing is the driving force of Indiana’s economy, employing more people and contributing more to Indiana’s gross domestic product than any other industry. The Indiana Manufacturers Association, representing more than 1,100 companies, is dedicated to advocating for a business climate that creates, protects, and promotes quality manufacturing jobs in Indiana. The staff of the Indiana Manufacturers Association are recognized experts in areas including tax, environment, labor relations, human resources, energy, workforce development, and health care. To learn more about how membership can be a benefit for your company, visit www.imaweb.com.