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Honda Automobiles: LAEDC Honors Honda with Eddy Award® for Extraordinary Leadership and Contribution to Los Angeles County

Honda will accept a 2014 Eddy Award® for corporate care from The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) during a 19th annual LAEDC Eddy Awards® gala, hold this dusk during a Beverly Hilton Hotel. John Mendel, executive clamp boss of Automobile Sales for American Honda will accept a award. Inaugurated in 1996, a Eddy Awards® extol people and organizations that denote well-developed contributions to certain mercantile growth in Los Angeles County.

Los Angeles County, prolonged home to Honda’s North American sales and selling headquarters, has played a pivotal purpose in a company’s tellurian expansion. In Sep 1959, only eleven years after a company’s initial in Japan, Honda non-stop a initial abroad auxiliary with 8 employees operative out of a tiny storefront on Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles. In a decades since, Honda has usually grown a internal business operations to ring a full operation of sales, marketing, tools and service, and financial operations for Honda and Acura automobiles and Honda powersports products, including motorcycles, ATVs and side-by-sides.

The company’s Los Angeles County operations, that now occupy some-more than 2,000 associates, also embody a U.S. domicile of American Honda Finance Corp., as good as a endless marketplace research, record research, and product pattern operations of Honda RD Americas, Inc., conducted during a 3 vital comforts in a county.

Los Angeles also functions as a vicious core of training and origination for a company’s modernized alternative-fuel car record programs. Honda was a initial association to franchise both electric vehicles and fuel dungeon vehicles to a City of Los Angeles – in 1997 and 2002, respectively – and a initial to place fuel dungeon vehicles in a driveways of unchanging California consumers, commencement in 2005.

Community Impact
Honda adheres to a faith that success is not totalled only by a products it makes, though also by a lives it enhances. Throughout Honda’s story in Los Angeles County, a association has supported internal organizations focused on girl education, farrago inclusion, health and sustainability. Hundreds of Honda associates frequently proffer their time to a series of organizations and activities in Los Angeles County, trimming from a Rolling Readers module during internal schools, to coastal cleanup efforts along area beaches.

Honda supports organizations and initiatives trimming from a Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance to Students Run LA, that prepares at-risk girl for execution of a LAW Marathon. Honda has been dependent with a Tournament of Roses Parade for 54 years, and a presenting unite for 5 years. On May 4, 2014 Honda associates assimilated some-more than 660 participants on a company’s Torrance campus to flog off a Los Angeles area’s 23rd annual Honda Ride for Kids event, that raises supports for a Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Executive Quotes
“On interest of everybody during American Honda, it is an respect to accept this Eddy endowment that we like to consider speaks in vast magnitude to a singular attribute Honda has enjoyed with Los Angeles County over a past 55 years,” pronounced John Mendel, executive clamp boss of a Automobile Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

“I wish to honour Honda and acquire them to an unusual organisation of organizations that have left their symbol on Los Angeles County,” pronounced LAEDC Chief Executive Officer Bill Allen. “Honda has played a heading purpose in building a Los Angeles County economy, whose sum product is incomparable than 45 states in a Union. We unequivocally conclude and extol their origination of thousands of peculiarity jobs for a residents, and their contributions to advancing origination and healthier communities in a region.”

About Honda
Nearly 40,000 Honda associates in North America design, develop, manufacture, marketplace and support a servicing of Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda powersports products and Honda energy apparatus products.

Honda operates 16 production plants opposite North America, including 8 vehicle plants producing scarcely 95 percent of a Honda and Acura automobiles a association sells in America, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts. Honda also operates 16 RD comforts in a region, including a vital vehicle and powersports RD core in Raymond, Ohio, a energy apparatus RD core in North Carolina and 3 pattern centers in Southern California.

Honda’s accumulative collateral investment in North America exceeds $22 billion, and a purchases of tools and services from suppliers in North America achieved a record of some-more than $25 billion in mercantile year 2014 (ended Mar 31, 2014). Over a past dual years, Honda has invested an additional $2.7 billion in a North American production operations, including some-more than $1 billion in a U.S. operations.

About a LAEDC
Established in 1981, a Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) provides collaborative, innovative and vital mercantile growth care to foster a globally competitive, moneyed and flourishing L.A. County economy to urge a health and wellbeing of a residents and communities and capacitate those residents to accommodate their simple tellurian need for a job.  We grasp this by design mercantile investigate and analysis, vital assistance to supervision and business, and targeted open policy.  Our efforts are guided and upheld by a imagination and warn of a business, supervision and preparation members and partners. Since 1996, a LAEDC’s Business Assistance team has helped to keep or attract over 198,000 annual jobs in Los Angeles County. Visit a LAEDC during