Honda extends its suspension of vehicle production

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Honda, one of the biggest employers in the Dayton and Springfield areas, on Monday said it was extending its suspension of vehicle production until May 1.

“In addition to the impact of COVID-19 on the marketplace, stay-at-home orders in many cities and states prevent consumers in a number of markets from purchasing new vehicles,” Honda said in a release Monday. “As a result, Honda must continue to suspend production in order to align product supply with a lack of market demand.”

Workers work on a manufacturing line at Honda plant in Anna, Ohio. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
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Workers work on a manufacturing line at Honda plant in Anna, Ohio. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Honda is extending the production suspension previously announced for all of its automobile, engine and transmission plants in the U.S. and Canada through May 1. Honda began its automobile production suspension on March 23.

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The automaker has some 1,000 Dayton-area employees at its Troy distribution centers and west Central Ohio plants, including an engine plant in Anna, and more than 1,400 people from Clark and Champaign counties work at Honda.

The automaker employs about 13,000 Ohioans overall.