Sipes said that some companies, such as Indiana Assemblies, specifically came to Greensburg to supply the Honda plant, but other local suppliers received business as well. And when production at Honda expands, suppliers see growth, too.
When Honda added a second shift, for example, suppliers had to ramp up production, Sipes said. And when Honda diversifies its production, by adding hybrid models, for example, it adds complexity — and opportunity — for suppliers.
Suppliers such as Indiana Assemblies deserve recognition for their hard work, Sipes said.
“They’re really a great organization,” she said. “They’ve done a great job.”
Indiana Assemblies could not be reached for comment.
Honda said in a press release that it employs more than 39,000 people in the U.S. and has invested more than $12.5 billion. The company’s four auto plants make nearly 2 million vehicles a year. A fifth plant is being built in Marysville, Ohio to produce the next-generation Acura NSX.
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