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Honda pulls the plug on Ohio-made Element | The Columbus Dispatch

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In this 2006 photo, workers assemble a line of Honda Elements at the plant in East Liberty, Ohio.

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Tim

Columbus, OH

#41 Dec 4, 2010
Jon M wrote:
Honda is going to nix a model from it's line up, but not any of the jobs associated with it. Whew, that many fewer people joining the new majority: the unemployed. Well, maybe not the majority--yet--but it sure seems that way the more people I meet. But even better, its just that many fewer people applying for the same jobs I am!
They will just get rid of their temporary work force. The temporary services are a big part of Honda. They created a second class of worker for this purpose. One who makes half of what a regular Honda employee makes and has no health insurance or benefits. When this employee gets sick it is up to the community that surrounds Honda to pick up the tab.
Topper

Columbus, OH

#43 Dec 4, 2010
Tim wrote:
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They will just get rid of their temporary work force. The temporary services are a big part of Honda. They created a second class of worker for this purpose. One who makes half of what a regular Honda employee makes and has no health insurance or benefits. When this employee gets sick it is up to the community that surrounds Honda to pick up the tab.
And yet, people stand in line for the job.......

Much cheaper for the "Community that surrounds Honda" to pick up the sick tab, than the years and years of unemployement benefits the lazy union minded social parasites draw....
Topper

Columbus, OH

#44 Dec 4, 2010
pubsrus wrote:
You guys go ahead and buy the cars of people who tried to kill our soldiers. I will buy cars from the company who protected them.
1942, Production Goes to War
General Motors converted all of its production to the Allied war effort and delivered more than $12 billion worth of goods, ranging from airplanes to tanks, marine diesel engines, trucks, machine guns, and shells. No other manufacturer delivered as much material to the Allied forces.
Additional Information: Here is a list of the WWII General Motors War Material Production 1940-45:(This is the best list I could assemble from the contemporary sources at war's end)
198,000 Diesel engines for tanks & landing craft
206,000 Airplane engines
13,000 Complete bombers and fighter planes
97,000 Aircraft propellors
301,000 Aircraft gyroscopes
38,000 Tanks, tank destroyers and armored vehicles
854,000 Trucks, including amhibious DUKWs
190,000 Cannons
1,900,000 Machine guns and submachine guns
3,142,000 Carbines
3,826,000 Electric motors
11,111,000 Fuses
360,000,000 Ball and roller bearings
119,562,000 Shells
39,181,000 Cartridge cases
540,619,000 Grand Total
To this day, the government has not forgotten GM's contribution; but it is quite evident the citizens have.
Most "American" cars...including GM are made in China,Mexico,Canada.......
Most Honda, Toyota, employees are actually real AMERICANS
It runs in the family

Columbus, OH

#45 Dec 4, 2010
Topper wrote:
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And yet, people stand in line for the job.......
Much cheaper for the "Community that surrounds Honda" to pick up the sick tab, than the years and years of unemployement benefits the lazy union minded social parasites draw....
Holy shite! "The Truth" has a sibling!
John

Columbus, OH

#46 Dec 4, 2010
Topper wrote:
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Most "American" cars...including GM are made in China,Mexico,Canada.......
Most Honda, Toyota, employees are actually real AMERICANS
They make Hondas in China also.
John

Columbus, OH

#47 Dec 4, 2010
It runs in the family wrote:
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Holy shite! "The Truth" has a sibling!
Sounds like lovers
Topper just doesnt wanna quit The truth.
liner

Boonton, NJ

#48 Dec 4, 2010
pubsrus wrote:
You guys go ahead and buy the cars of people who tried to kill our soldiers. I will buy cars from the company who protected them.
1942, Production Goes to War
General Motors converted all of its production to the Allied war effort and delivered more than $12 billion worth of goods, ranging from airplanes to tanks, marine diesel engines, trucks, machine guns, and shells. No other manufacturer delivered as much material to the Allied forces.
Additional Information: Here is a list of the WWII General Motors War Material Production 1940-45:(This is the best list I could assemble from the contemporary sources at war's end)
198,000 Diesel engines for tanks & landing craft
206,000 Airplane engines
13,000 Complete bombers and fighter planes
97,000 Aircraft propellors
301,000 Aircraft gyroscopes
38,000 Tanks, tank destroyers and armored vehicles
854,000 Trucks, including amhibious DUKWs
190,000 Cannons
1,900,000 Machine guns and submachine guns
3,142,000 Carbines
3,826,000 Electric motors
11,111,000 Fuses
360,000,000 Ball and roller bearings
119,562,000 Shells
39,181,000 Cartridge cases
540,619,000 Grand Total
To this day, the government has not forgotten GM's contribution; but it is quite evident the citizens have.
The war ended 65 years ago. We've all moved on.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#49 Dec 4, 2010
pubsrus wrote:
You guys go ahead and buy the cars of people who tried to kill our soldiers. I will buy cars from the company who protected them.
1942, Production Goes to War
General Motors converted all of its production to the Allied war effort and delivered more than $12 billion worth of goods, ranging from airplanes to tanks, marine diesel engines, trucks, machine guns, and shells. No other manufacturer delivered as much material to the Allied forces.
Additional Information: Here is a list of the WWII General Motors War Material Production 1940-45:(This is the best list I could assemble from the contemporary sources at war's end)
198,000 Diesel engines for tanks & landing craft
206,000 Airplane engines
13,000 Complete bombers and fighter planes
97,000 Aircraft propellors
301,000 Aircraft gyroscopes
38,000 Tanks, tank destroyers and armored vehicles
854,000 Trucks, including amhibious DUKWs
190,000 Cannons
1,900,000 Machine guns and submachine guns
3,142,000 Carbines
3,826,000 Electric motors
11,111,000 Fuses
360,000,000 Ball and roller bearings
119,562,000 Shells
39,181,000 Cartridge cases
540,619,000 Grand Total
To this day, the government has not forgotten GM's contribution; but it is quite evident the citizens have.
Ok Grampa, time for your nap now.

Since: Dec 10

Columbus, OH

#50 Dec 4, 2010
Honda's original wish for the Element was the young surfer in California. However the demographic that purchased the Element was much older. The Element had some very practical features that appealed to older people - having doors swing outward, allowed for easy access. The AWD version is the cheapest 4WD you can purchase today; the compact size lends itself to be parked easily in tight spaces, and the height permits the tall customer to sit without having head bumps. What is interesting is that the Element has spawned other vehicles - Scion TB, Kia Soul, Nissan Cube, Ford Transit. It is always a challenge for the designer to design practicality. Not to mention the washable interior - very cool!
Lfod

Defiance, OH

#51 Dec 4, 2010
History major wrote:
That is a butt ugly vehicle!
That vehicle looks NOTHING like Helen Thomas!
Parasite Government

United States

#52 Dec 4, 2010
We considered an Element - the factor that turned us off is that the rear seats are set back behind the rear doors -difficult to get kids into child seats when you have to twist your body to get the kids back that far.

I like the simple interior, etc. Looks are subjective, but nearly every new car is very ugly today, so not many demerits to give there.
Yeah Sure

Columbus, OH

#53 Dec 4, 2010
Libertarian wrote:
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Funny. Most people in this country wouldn't recognize brilliance if it bit them on the backside.
Whew. Thank god there are exceptions to that such as yourself.
Obviously

United States

#54 Dec 5, 2010
Yeah Sure wrote:
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Whew. Thank god there are exceptions to that such as yourself.
He lives in Clintonville.
ManlyAuto

Clarkesville, GA

#55 Dec 10, 2010
Some people think the Element is hideous, and others love the boxy look and the space and the other great features. To each their own. www.manlyhonda.com

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