Honda boasts of flexibility at Greensburg plant

January 17, 2008

The new car assembly plant Honda Manufacturing of Indiana is building at Greensburg might make more than the Civic compact.

In an interview this week with the trade publication Automotive News, a Honda official said the plant initially will make Civics. That will allow the company's East Liberty, Ohio, plant to boost production of its hot-selling CRV crossover.

However, John Mendel, executive vice president of automobile operations for American Honda Motor Co., added that, "Because of flexible manufacturing, a lot of things are possible."

A second vehicle could be added at Greensburg if capacity becomes strained elsewhere, Mendel was quoted as saying.

The $550 million plant is scheduled to be brought on line this fall.

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