Honda Civics roll off the production line at HMIN in Greensburg.
(Greensburg, Ind.) - Honda Manufacturing of Indiana in Greensburg is looking to hire 300 new employees as the plant prepares to boost production.
HMIN announced Wednesday it is investing $40 million in the Tree City facility to increase annual production by 50,000 units to 250,000 vehicles annually. The production line there will all the Civic Hybrid model. Civic Sedans and Civic Natural Gas vehicles are currently produced at HMIN.
"Our team in Indiana has successfully managed many challenges in its first four years, including the launch of three all-new models and the expansion of our production capacity is a result of their efforts," said HMIN Senior Vice President Bob Nelson. "We are excited about these new opportunities for our plant, because it shows that the customer is embracing the products we make here in Indiana."
The approximately 300 new production associates will get started later this year to prepare for the production boost in early 2013. Honda says the new employees will support existing processes in virtually every major area, including stamping, welding, painting, plastic injection molding, sub-assembly and final assembly operations.
Prospective employees can apply online at Indiana.Honda.com.
The latest announcement follows the additions of a second shift of production last fall which included approximately 1,000 new jobs. Production began at HMIN in October 2008.
"Increasing production in Indiana will provide us with increased flexibility to adjust model mix at our other plants in North America," Nelson said, noting that Civic models also are manufactured at Honda of Canada Mfg., in Alliston, Ontario, which is producing the popular CR-V. "All of our plants build multiple models on the same lines, so our ability to adjust between models and among plants allows us to optimize use of our production capacity."