Ohio plants contribute to Honda’s export benchmark


MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) – Japanese car company Honda is now exporting more cars than it imports – and many of them are assembled at two Ohio plants.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the assembly plants in Marysville and East Liberty – both northwest of Columbus – also broke annual production records last year.

The automaker exported 108,705 vehicles in 2013 and imported 88,537.

Of the total exports, nearly two-thirds – 69,680 vehicles – were assembled in the Ohio plants. They went to 40 countries.

The Honda Accord is assembled at Marysville, and its top crossover, the CR-V, is assembled at East Liberty.

Honda has about 13,700 employees in Ohio. In addition to the assembly plants, it has an engine plant in Anna, a transmission plant in Russells Point and other offices.

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