MARYSVILLE, Ohio - Honda of America has announced plans to construct a $123 million paint facility at its Marysville Auto Plant. Housed in a 234,000-square-foot expansion, the paint facility will feature investment in high-efficiency ovens, air recycling systems, and highly efficient variable drive motors that are expected to reduce energy use by 34 percent, says the company.

In addition, Honda of America announced that it is constructing a 20-million-gallon pond system behind the Marysville Auto Plant that will recycle rainwater to cool the plant in warm-weather months.

According to the company, the 7-acre pond will save tens of thousands of dollars in energy costs and significantly reduce the use of groundwater. The pond will be filled with runoff from parking lots and roofs.

Publication date: 05/31/2004