10 millionth Accord, 20 millionth vehicle produced
The 10 millionth Honda Accord produced in the U.S. sits along the Marysville production line Thursday, moments after it rolled off the line around 10:20 a.m. On the other side of the line, sits the first Accord built at Marysville. Honda also is marking its milestone of producing 20 million passenger vehicles in North America, a mark it hit in February. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)
Just 56,000 Honda Accords rolled off the Marysville Auto Plant assembly line the first full year of production in 1983.
Now the plant’s two lines are capable of producing more than 490,000 vehicles annually, most of which are the company’s mainstay Accords.
Since the first Accord rolled off the line Nov. 1, 1982, Honda has produced 10 million Accords in the U.S. and the company’s associates celebrated the milestone Thursday, hours after the milestone Accord rolled off the Marysville line.
Honda also celebrated the 20 millionth passenger vehicle made in the U.S., an achievement reached in February.
In the 31 years since Marysville began auto production, Honda has added the East Liberty Auto Plant which opened in 1989; a plant in Alabama in 2001; and a plant in Indiana in 2008.
Last year, those plants produced more than 1.3 million cars, light trucks and vans.
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