Honda Hits Manufacturing Milestone for ATVs
July 16th, 2012 by Jason Giacchino
It seems like the media has nothing but negative to report when it comes to economic trends so we’re always on the lookout for news that bucks the trend. And in that regard, Honda delivers.
An ATV engine for Honda’s TRX500 Foreman Rubicon model recently rolled off the dyno at the Honda of South Carolina (HSC) manufacturing plant, and marked a milestone: It was the two millionth engine produced at Honda’s Timmonsville, SC, factory.
HSC is a 536,150-square-foot facility that sits on 625 acres, and it is dedicated solely to the production of Honda ATVs. Opened in 1998, the assembly plant added engine production in the year 2000. HSC is one of 9 major plants in the U.S., and has the ability to produce 266,000 ATVs and 310,000 engines annually. Since 1998, HSC has manufactured more than two million Honda ATVs.
“I would like to thank all of our associates for helping us achieve this major milestone,” said Brian Newman, President HSC. “This facility is unique among all Honda plants in the U.S. as it is dedicated solely to the production of Honda ATVs that are sold not only here in the U.S. but also around the world. This is American manufacturing at the highest Honda quality level, and we take great pride in this milestone.”
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is the distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, MUVs and personal watercraft in the U.S. American Honda’s Motorcycle Division conducts the sales, marketing and operational activities for these products through authorized Honda dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to www.powersports.honda.com.