Greensburg Honda Plant Not Affected Yet By Japan Earthquake

A spokesperson for Honda Manufacturing of Indiana says the company’s Greensburg plant has not been affected by the natural disasters that occurred in Japan.

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A Honda Civic sits parked on IU's campus. Company officials say Japanese natural disasters haven't stopped Indiana assembly lines yet.

A spokesperson for Honda Manufacturing of Indiana says the company’s Greensburg plant has not been affected by the natural disasters that occurred in Japan two weeks ago. Spokeswoman Anita Sipes said while Honda’s plants have suspended automobile production until April 3, the Decatur County facility has been working closely with suppliers and hasn’t experienced any parts shortages.

“We are operating as normal at this point, we do feel that someday in the future there will be a parts-flow interruption to our North American operations, but the total impact of that remains under study,” she said.

Sipes added that while the plant does receive parts from their multiple suppliers in Japan, it relies mostly on materials from closer to home.

“83% of our parts come from North America as well, so we’re not completely dependent on our suppliers in Japan,” Sipes said.

Sipes said Honda has some task teams identifying what actions the plant could take should there be a temporary disruption in the work flow.

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