Honda applies to build $36.5 million expansion

Honda appears to be gearing up for a big expansion at its Anna engine plant.

The automaker has recently applied to Shelby County for a new building construction permit valued at $33 million.

The Honda of America and Devon Industrial Group application — filed near the end of November — seeks permission to build a 119,063-square-foot building for manufacturing and storage at 12500 Meranda Road in Anna.

A second concurrent application seeks permission to build a 29,244-square-foot addition for storage valued at $3.5 million

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Devon partner Wallbridge was hired 12 years ago to oversee expansion of the Anna South Plant, the Devon web site says.

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That $40 million project included 340,000 square feet of new construction at the complex in the form of a 135,000-square-foot addition to the manufacturing facility and a 207,000-square-foot addition to expand its existing truck container yard.

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A question was sent to a Honda spokesman Wednesday morning.

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