Congratulations are in order for the Honda Manufacturing of Alabama Lincoln Plant. The plant earned an award for its innovation and breakthroughs on its Acura M-D-X model. he Alabama built ACURA M-D-X earned a highly acclaimed manufacturing PACE award last night in Detroit from the nation’s leading automotive publication, Automotive News. The award was given based on the car’s door components. The door has the first-ever laser-welded, hot-stamped door ring. According to Automotive News, The PACE Awards celebrate automotive suppliers' innovations in products, manufacturing processes and information technology.