August 16, 2013

Auto Briefs

Honda to spend $215 million to upgrade Ohio plants; accident deaths down



Honda to invest in new facilities in Ohio
Honda says it will spend $215 million to expand an engine plant and build two training centers in Ohio. About $180 million will go to Honda's Anna, Ohio, engine plant for a training center and to expand work on aluminum die casting and engine-parts production. The company also plans a $35 million training center for auto-assembly workers and engineers at its Marysville assembly plant. Honda says the building will have office space and a heritage center to document Honda's North American history.
The Associated Press



Fatalities from crashes down in first half of '13

Deaths from motor-vehicle crashes have declined, says the National Safety Council. For the first six months of this year, deaths are down 5 percent, compared to the same six-month period last year. There were an estimated 16,620 traffic deaths during the first six months of 2013, compared to 17,430 in 2012. No reason was given for the decrease.
NWautos staff


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