Honda’s Anna Engine Plant welcomes local students as partof National Manufacturing Day


Nearly 700 students participate in plant tour, career fair

Honda associate Rick Vangundy leads students through the Anna Engine Plant during Honda’s Manufacturing Day events.

Honda associate Rick Vangundy leads students through the Anna Engine Plant during Honda’s Manufacturing Day events.


Courtesy photo

ANNA — Associates and plant leadership at Honda’s Anna Engine Plant welcomed nearly 700 students in grades 9-12 from 24 West Central Ohio area schools Oct. 2-3 in celebration of Manufacturing Day.

Manufacturing Day is a national celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturing associates. Manufacturing Day began in 2012 with 240 manufacturers and 7,500 participants. Last year, more than 225,000 students learned more about the career opportunities available in today’s manufacturing environments.

Students learned about the Anna Engine Plant, Honda’s largest engine plant in the world, before touring the 2.5 million square foot facility, which produces engine and component parts that power 15 Honda and Acura vehicles. They also participated in a career fair and had an opportunity to get an up-close look at several of Honda and Acura products, including the Acura NSX, the only supercar made in America.

“The Anna Engine Plant was pleased to be part of National Manufacturing Day and partner with our local schools to show students the innovative technologies we utilize to make more than one million engines every year, right here in Shelby County, Ohio, ” said Kazuhide Ito, plant manager.

Honda associate Rick Vangundy leads students through the Anna Engine Plant during Honda’s Manufacturing Day events.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_newHonda_Anna-Manufacturing-Day.jpgHonda associate Rick Vangundy leads students through the Anna Engine Plant during Honda’s Manufacturing Day events. Courtesy photo
Nearly 700 students participate in plant tour, career fair