Honda Manufacturing of Indiana in Greensburg has started its second production shift Monday. The move doubles their workforce, as well as output says Honda Spokeswoman Anita Sipes.
“We just got through hiring approximately 1000 additional associates,” she says. “So we previously had 1000 associates, hired almost 1000 more to have two shifts, so we’ll be producing at capacity of 200,000 Civic Sedans a year.”
The addition of the second shift comes on the heels of all 7 North American Honda automobile plants returning to normal production levels following the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan. But Sipes says it was always their plan to add a second shift.
“When we opened our plant in 2008 is when the economy took a dive,” she says. “And so those plans were put on hold.”
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana is the largest employer in Decatur County and produces the Gasoline-powered Civic Sedan, as well as the 2012 Civic Natural Gas.