Honda Motor Co. today opened a $35 million heritage and training center in Marysville, Ohio, the city where the company became the first Japanese automaker to build a car -- the Accord -- in the U.S., 32 years ago.
The Honda Heritage Center, a 160,000-square-foot facility, features a museum showcasing the company’s product history, a Technical Development Center for employees and offices for Honda North America. The museum will be open to the public starting in January.
“The new Honda Heritage Center is a collection of Honda dreams in the form of products that are responsible for millions of customer relationships,” Takuji Yamada, COO of Honda’s North American regional operations, said in a statement.
“The great variety of products on display -- including powersports, power equipment and automobiles, as well as aviation and robotics -- together with the major milestones highlighted, tell the stories of Honda associates in Ohio and from throughout North America,” he added.
Museum displays highlight the evolution of Honda’s motorcycles, automobiles and power equipment.