Honda to add 100 new jobs at Lincoln plant – Alabama image

Honda Motor Corp will add 100 new jobs by 2013 at the Lincoln plant. In addition, the Japanese automaker will invest $84 million.

The Japanese automaker, which now has the capacity to build 300,000 vehicles annually, is marking a decade of production in Alabama.

“Numbers and milestones measure results but it’s our people, our associates, who are the driving force in all of these accomplishments and achievements,” Honda of Alabama president Tom Shoupe said.

Combined with investments announced earlier this year, Honda is investing a total of $275 million and adding 140 jobs by 2013 to increase manufacturing flexibility and production in Alabama.

This expansion makes Honda of Alabama the largest automobile manufacturer in the United States. The Lincoln plant now produces three models — the Odyssey minivan, Pilot SUV and Ridgeline pickup – along with the V-6 engines that power them.

In other news, Mercedes-Benz is also making plans to expand in Alabama and will add a fifth model to its production line-up.