The No. 7 story of the year was further expansion at the Honda plant in Anna, bringing more jobs and economic growth to the area.

The No. 7 story of the year was further expansion at the Honda plant in Anna, bringing more jobs and economic growth to the area.

Honda announced in August that it would invest about $215 million in its Ohio operations to add new powertrain technologies and a technical training center at its engine plant in Anna, along with additional growth at the Marysville site.

The company announced that approximately $180 million of the new investment would go to the Anna plant to expand capabilities in aluminum die casting and engine parts production related to the new Honda Earth Dreams Technology engines and transmissions.

This brings total investment at the Anna plant over the last three years to more than $500 million. Previous investments have help introduce new direct injection engines and to localize production of advanced pulley components for continuously variable transmissions assembled at Honda's transmission plant in Ohio.

The technical training center will provide associates with opportunities to develop skills that will refine their technical know-how in a hands-on environment.

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