With so much effort focused on covering stories about parts shortages and production slowdowns, hardly anyone seems to have noticed that Honda has some good news to report concerning their production.
Word is right now that Honda is planning on investing $97 million into its Lincoln, Alabama plant. The reason? The Big H needs to upgrade the facility in order to move the production of Acura's (Honda's luxury line) MDX SUV there in 2013. This will require them to install and test new equipment that is capable of producing the luxury SUVs.
Why is Honda moving their production around? Basically, Honda needs to make more room in their Canadian facility in order to manufacture more units of the CR-V SUV. According to Mark Morrison, a representative of the Lincoln plant, the MDX move will elevate production capacity and improve manufacturing flexibility, while also improving efficiency in costs as well as quality and delivery for the facility's overall operations.
While the MDX will be the first Acura vehicle to ever be manufactured at the Lincoln plant, Honda does not intend to move all of Acura's manufacturing there. For now, the Lincoln facility will continue to produce the Ridgeline pickup, Odyssey minivan, and the Pilot SUV.
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