The assembly line ground to a halt at Honda Motor Co.
's Marysville, Ohio, plant the afternoon of Dec. 5 as managers and line workers gathered to hear a videotaped message from President Takanobu Ito in Tokyo. He congratulated the plant's employees, who had just produced the 1 millionth Honda built in the United States for export.
"Quality for the world, made in America, has been an important Honda commitment," Ito said, adding he hoped exports from the U.S. would keep rising.
A Marysville worker then drove a silver Accord EX-L sedan in front of the crowd. The Accord was destined for a customer in South Korea.Read Article