New Honda Engine Plant Drives Green Jobs



    
    McGuinty Government Calls Plant A Vote Of Confidence In Ontario's Skilled
    Workers
    

    TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ -

    NEWS

    A new engine plant in Alliston is giving Ontario's green economy a boost.
    Premier Dalton McGuinty joined executives from Honda Canada Inc., to
officially open the company's new plant.
    It's the third manufacturing facility to be opened at this site. It will
produce approximately 200,000 fuel-efficient four-cylinder engines per year
for the Honda Civic model, and employ about 340 workers. Production began on
September 15, 2008.
    In 2006, the Ontario government pledged ten per cent of the company's
$154 million investment to build the 310,300 square foot plant. Helping
manufacturers be more competitive is part of the government's five-point plan
(http://www.premier.gov.on.ca/news/Product.asp?ProductID=2071&Lang=EN) for the
economy.

    QUOTES

    "I want to thank Honda for its continued confidence in Ontario's highly
skilled workforce. We will continue to partner with industry to support
high-quality jobs for Ontario families, attract more investment and stay
competitive in the global economy," said Premier Dalton McGuinty.
    "The auto sector is vital to Ontario's economy. As part of our five-point
plan to strengthen Ontario's economy we are aggressively pursuing new
automotive investment to keep and create jobs for Ontario," said Minister of
International Trade and Investment, Sandra Pupatello.

    
    QUICK FACTS

    - 4,600 Ontarians work for Honda in Alliston.

    - The Alliston-produced engines will be made from 100 per cent recycled
      aluminum.

    - The Honda Civic has been the most popular car in Canada for the last
      ten years.

    LEARN MORE

    - The Ontario government has a five-point plan for the economy. Find out
      more about how Ontario is helping the manufacturing sector
      (http://www.ontariocanada.com/ontcan/en/progserv_amis_en.jsp).

    - Get the skills and training you need through apprenticeships
      (http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/tcu/apprentices/) and career
      training
      (http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/tcu/secondcareer/newcareer.html).

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