The center replicates the workflow used in Honda’s manufacturing plants.
“Our associates are working with advanced technology as the evolution of manufacturing continues to progress,” Honda of America Vice President Pam Heminger said in the automaker’s announcement. “It’s innovative approaches like this training center that will continue to modernize our workforce.”
Honda first made motorcycles in Ohio in 1979, followed by its first Ohio-made automobiles in Marysville in November 1982. The automaker has some 13,000 Ohio employees, including about 1,000 who commute to the company’s plants from the Dayton area, the company has said.
Bellefontaine is about 55 miles northeast of Dayton, 30 miles north of Springfield.