Honda Ohio plants earn EPA award

By News Staff

Two Honda auto plants in Ohio have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) “Energy Star” certification for the eighth straight year, the company said.

Honda of America Manufacturing’s plants in Marysville and East Liberty were honored.

The Marysville plant completed a multi-year project to eliminate a central steam plant, transitioning to more efficient localized alternatives, Honda said.

The East Liberty plant began operation of a new on-site parts consolidation center that reduced fuel usage by 483,000 gallons while cutting CO2 emissions by 4.9 metric tons annually, the company said.

Also, Honda’s plant in Greensburg, Ind. earned the designation for the second year, the automaker said.

The certification is given to facilities that perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and that also meet energy efficiency-performance levels set by the EPA.

“We continually strive to reduce the environmental impact of our operations by improving our energy efficiency,” Karen Heyob, director of facility management at Honda North America, said in a statement.

Honda has more than 13,000 employees in Ohio, including about 1,000 Miami Valley residents who commute to the company’s plants in central Ohio. Honda also has distribution operations in Troy.

Louisville Kentucky Honda Dealer, Bob Montgomery Honda, http://www.bobmontgomeryhonda.com

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