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Alabama-built Honda Ridgeline wins 2017 ‘Truck of the Year’ award

Honda

DETROIT, Michigan -- The Alabama-built Honda Ridgeline pickup has been named the 2017 North American Truck of the Year. The award was announced this morning at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Ridgeline bested two other finalists: the Ford F-series Super Duty and the Nissan...

Written by Dawn Azok

RECORD YEAR: Alabama auto production accelerates to all-time high in 2016

Honda

Alabama’s auto production climbed to a new record high in 2016, as workers at the state’s three auto assembly plants kept up a brisk pace of building SUVs, pickups and sedans for markets around the world. The Alabama factories of Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz...

Written by Dawn Azok

Honda Alabama hosts students for National Manufacturing Day

Honda

LINCOLN, Alabama -- Alabama high school students got a behind-the-scenes look at Honda's Talladega County auto assembly plant this week, part of an event designed to spark young people's interest in highly-skilled manufacturing jobs. More than 200 students from 20 area schools spent Thursday...

Written by Dawn Azok

Made (and tested) in Alabama: State-built cars first get test track workouts

Honda

Before Alabama-made vehicles hit city streets and neighborhood roads, they get a workout on the test tracks at the state's three auto assembly plants. Banked curves, bumpy asphalt, smooth straightaways and skid pads are just some of the features that help put the models...

Written by Dawn Azok

MILESTONE: Honda produces 4 millionth Alabama-made vehicle

Honda

LINCOLN, Alabama -- If you line up all the Honda vehicles that have been built at the automaker's Talladega County plant since it opened 15 years ago, they would stretch across the U.S., from New York to Los Angeles, more than four times. That's...

Written by Dawn Azok

Honda’s humanoid robot makes a stop in Alabama

Honda

LINCOLN, Alabama – Honda’s innovative humanoid robot, ASIMO, visited the automaker’s Talladega County plant this week, part of an effort to encourage STEM education among local students and celebrate the advanced technology found throughout the facility. ASIMO, which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Buckle Up: Alabama auto industry accelerates growth (Video)

Honda

Alabama’s auto industry is on a hot streak, with record production numbers, rising investment, expanded hiring, and redesigned models rolling off the assembly lines. Last year alone, the auto industry added around 6,500 jobs and $3 billion in new investment in the state, according...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Launch Party: Honda starts Ridgeline mass production

Honda

LINCOLN, Alabama -- The redesigned, Alabama-built Honda Ridgeline pickup is now rolling on the automaker’s Talladega County assembly lines. The 4,500-worker plant today officially marked the start of production for the 2017 model, with a lineoff celebration that featured more than 1,500 cheering employees.

Written by Dawn Azok

Honda powers Alabama’s workforce with Barber racetrack event

Honda

Alabama students got a hands-on look at the high-tech operations of the state’s manufacturers over the weekend, while Indy racecars sped by in the background. Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, along with many of its suppliers, area staffing firms, colleges and universities came together to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda debuts redesigned Alabama-made Acura MDX

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Honda debuted a redesigned 2017 Acura MDX luxury sport utility at the New York International Auto Show, making it the latest in a string of new or updated models joining production lines in Alabama. The all-new MDX, which will be built at Honda’s manufacturing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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