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Honda announced that it produced its 20 millionth vehicle in the United States since it began building cars in Ohio more than 30 years ago.

Honda’s plant in Marysville, Ohio, built its 10 millionth Accord sedan on March 20, bringing cumulative production from Honda’s four U.S. vehicle assembly sites to 20 million units since the Japanese automaker began producing cars in the United States in 1982.

Besides the Marysville site, the first assembly plant of a Japanese automaker in the U.S., Honda also has plants in East Liberty, Ohio, Lincoln, Alabama, and Greensburg, Indiana.

“We are deeply aware that our ability to reach this milestone results from the trust that 20 million customers have placed in our products, and we appreciate their support over the past three decades,” said Hidenobu Iwata, CEO of Honda of America Manufacturing.

“We also value the commitment made by tens of thousands of associates at Honda and our hundreds of suppliers in the U.S. who build products of the highest quality for our customers.”

Honda’s total U.S. vehicle production reached a record 1.3 million units in 2013, up 7 percent from 2012. The company also exported more vehicles from its U.S. factories in 2013 than it imported into America from Japan. In a first for the automaker, American Honda exported 108,705 U.S.-made Honda and Acura vehicles, while importing 88,537 vehicles from Japan.