A local car manufacturing plant is celebrating a major milestone in production. Honda is celebrating its 25 millionth vehicle built in the U-S, a 2018 Accord. The Japanese automaker has been building cars in the United States for the past 35 years. Since its 2001 opening, Honda Manufacturing in Alabama has produced more than 4.5 million vehicles and engines.
Honda employs more than 4,500 people at its Lincoln plant, the largest workforce of any of their factories. As part of the celebration, Honda announced an annual scholarship fund for students pursuing educations in the fields of engineering, supply chain and manufacturing at historically black colleges and universities.
The initial donation of $25,000 will be administered through the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. In addition to the financial support, scholarship recipients will be invited to interview for internships and co-op positions at Honda.