Honda of America Manufacturing motorcycle plant is scheduled to discontinue motorcycle production operations in their Marysville facility next year. This is the only North American motorcycle producer that staffs over 13,000 workers at the company’s five production plants in Ohio. The company now plans to transfer its workers offshore and consolidate production in a new plant located in Kumamoto, Japan.
The Marysville building is set to be converted to and assemble center for vehicle suspensions. Officials from Honda said that they would offer other jobs to their current staff of 450 workers.
The company will begin the transfer next summer 2009.