Honda achieves production milestone in Canada

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On November 27th, 2012 Honda celebrated a milestone as the company built its six-millionth vehicle in Canada. This impressive feat took place during the company’s 26th year of Canadian vehicle production in Alliston Ontario, home to Honda of Canada Mfg.

Honda became the first Japanese automaker to manufacture cars in Canada in 1986 when the company opened the doors of its Alliston Ontario plant. The plant capacity was 50,000 vehicles when the doors opened and today over 390.000 vehicles are built per year.

To mark the six millionth Honda vehicle built in Canada, Honda Canada donated an all-new Honda Civic Sedan to Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston. The car will be used as the centerpiece of a fundraising initiative to support the hospital’s much-needed operating room renovation.

The Stevenson Memorial Hospital is considered a very important part of the Alliston community and the historic milestone was attributed to the hard work of so many who live and work in the community.

“This donation will play an important role in achieving our fundraising goals for Stevenson Memorial Hospital” said Glenn Rae, Chair, Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation. “We’re proud to have Honda in our community and honoured to be recipients of a vehicle that was built by the very people that our hospital serves.”

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