Honda then and now


1979: The very first line-off celebration at the Marysville Motorcycle Plant.

1979: The very first line-off celebration at the Marysville Motorcycle Plant.


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1982: The first U.S. built Honda automobile, a grey, 4-door Honda Accord sedan.


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1979: The original 64 associates. Many of the original 64 associates with the original production, the CR250R, also known as the Elsinore.


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1988: Honda of America Mfg celebrates 1,000,000 automobiles produced.


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1984: Honda breaks ground on the Anna Engine Plant.


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1985: The very first line-off celebration at the new Anna Engine Plant for the LG1200 engine.


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Then: (1985): $30 million initial investment

Now: $2.6 billion cumulative investment

Then: (1985): 235,000 square feet

Now: 2.6 million square feet

Then: (1985): 94 associates

Now: 3,200 associates

Then: (1985): Produced GL1200 motorcycle engines

Now: Two casting operations and 50+ lines that produce engine and component parts for Honda products around the world

Then: (1985): 60,000 engines produced per

Now: 1.18 million engines annually, more than 27 million engines to date.

1979: The very first line-off celebration at the Marysville Motorcycle Plant.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_1979-9-10-cr250rmc-line-off-uhr.jpg1979: The very first line-off celebration at the Marysville Motorcycle Plant. Courtesy photo

1982: The first U.S. built Honda automobile, a grey, 4-door Honda Accord sedan.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_8-1982-USA-001-sptd.jpg1982: The first U.S. built Honda automobile, a grey, 4-door Honda Accord sedan. Courtesy photo

1979: The original 64 associates. Many of the original 64 associates with the original production, the CR250R, also known as the Elsinore.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_1979-original-64-associates.jpg1979: The original 64 associates. Many of the original 64 associates with the original production, the CR250R, also known as the Elsinore. Courtesy photo

1988: Honda of America Mfg celebrates 1,000,000 automobiles produced.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_14-1988-1-mill-automobile.jpg1988: Honda of America Mfg celebrates 1,000,000 automobiles produced. Courtesy photo

1984: Honda breaks ground on the Anna Engine Plant.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_10-1984-Sidney-Daily-News-Honda-Breaks-Ground-for-Anna.jpg1984: Honda breaks ground on the Anna Engine Plant. Courtesy photo

1985: The very first line-off celebration at the new Anna Engine Plant for the LG1200 engine.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/09/web1_11-1985-LineOff1985BW.jpg1985: The very first line-off celebration at the new Anna Engine Plant for the LG1200 engine. Courtesy photo