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Honda Auto Production Sets April Record – Tsunami Now Beat

The Honda comeback from the effects of natural disasters last year – the Japan earthquake and tsunami in March and the later floods in Thailand – included all-time monthly records for April production in North America (137,067), United States (97,497), Asia (102,195), and China (61,330). Continue reading

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Earthquake Aftershocks – Honda Global Production Down 32%

Production in regions outside of Japan experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in seven months since February 2011 – the month before the earthquake and tsunami, setting an all-time record for the month of September. This includes record production in Asia and China for the month of September. Continue reading

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All Honda Plants at Full Production Post Earthquake

Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, HMIN, today began a second production shift for the first time, which increases output at the plant to its full annual capacity and adds approximately 1,000 new associates to Honda’s operations in Indiana. HMIN opened in 2008 just as the global auto markets were collapsing due to the financial crisis caused by the reckless practices of Wall Street firms, banks and rating agencies. Continue reading

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Japan Earthquake Aftershocks – U.S. Car Prices Could Rise 9%

None of this is good news for beleaguered consumers who are now facing the highest gasoline prices in almost three years, as automakers such as Ford quietly raise prices because of increased commodity and energy costs. Continue reading

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Editorial: Japanese Vending Machines Led by Coca-Cola Using Scarce Electrical Power after Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown

Coca-Cola was the initial target of the conservation campaign since shutting down these robotic consumers of scarce electrical power can have an immediate effect and because Coca-Cola has more machines than any other company. Simply put Coca-Coal is global leader in the business that espouses corporate social responsibility. Where Coke goes, rivals such as Kirin and Suntory will follow. Continue reading

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