Honda Transmission Mfg. of America announced a $50 million expansion to increase capacity for the casting of aluminum transmission cases in its Ohio operations. The 75,000-square-foot expansion at the Russells Point plant will house high-pressure die-casting operations and introduces an efficient melting furnace to the plant's operations. The latest expansion supports the addition of a third transmission assembly line that began construction in December 2010. The new transmission line, part of a 200,000-square-foot expansion, will increase the plant's capabilities to manufacture Honda's latest transmission technologies.            

Honda Transmission currently receives approximately 100,000 pounds of molten aluminum per day from two aluminum mills in Indiana. The two projects together will create more than 100 jobs by 2013 as production begins at these two new operations. Earlier this year, Honda Transmission added 60 new jobs to support the start of a second shift to produce automatic transmissions for the all-new 2012-model Honda Civic. When completed, Honda Transmission's extensive casting, machining, forging and assembly operations will encompass 1 million square feet.