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