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Honda research rooted in Ohio | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 22 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from May 2, 2010, titled Honda research rooted in Ohio | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Hundreds of thousands of U.S. Honda owners can trace their vehiclesa TM roots to Ohio a ' even if those cars and trucks didna TMt roll off a production line in the state.

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Keiretsu Exports Jobs

West Chester, OH

#1 May 2, 2010
The final question was avoided because the facts are the plants use parts from Japanese supplier, tools from Japanese suppliers, and converts the dollar to yen.

Is any of that R & D used in the new Honda plant just built in Japan to add 200,000 units of capacity?
http://world.honda.com/news/2006/c060517NewAu...

Japanese propoganda with collaboration from the political hacks from the state of Ohio
animal control

Centerburg, OH

#2 May 2, 2010
Im looking for a new fugly honda like mr.scotts (John Gore) drive's, their roots have been traced to marysville ohio, r and d (retardation and development center) they produce 500,000 every day.
gets almost 25mpg..
karon

AOL

#3 May 2, 2010
Ohio roots have been about trains NOT cars! Bring back the trains!
message board troll

Blacklick, OH

#4 May 2, 2010
karon wrote:
Ohio roots have been about trains NOT cars! Bring back the trains!
You want to return to the 19th century? Today's trains do what trains do best - move freight. Cars do what cars do best - provide mobility to people. After 25 years Columbus light rail is no nearer to being a reality than it was in 1985. As for 3-C Corridor trains? Not happening in your lifetime even if you are young.
MJ YAN

United States

#5 May 2, 2010
99% of today's 230 million US cars are drven by the ICEs (internal combustion engines) and will remain so for quite sometime to come. The hybrids have only 2% market and has much less % in the highways. Fuel cell cars are still decades away. It will take decades for those to become mainstream, if ever. Wasting precious financial resources (or hype-ing) on these technologies is counterproductive, marking the real issue.

The real issue is "how to reduce the billions of gallons and $$$$$billions consumption today for the customers, the country and our planet". The best strategy is to attack the mainstream ICE effiency. Any ICE efficiency gain will have much higher impact than those futuristic technologies.

There are many ICE technologies that have potential to improve the MPG to meet 35.5MPG and beyond. One of such technologies is the D-cycle ( www.yanengines.com ) and it is in Ohio. It greatly reduces the more than 60% energy wastes of current engines which output less than 20% of the energy to drive the car.(The balance 20% is to run other systems like A/C.)

Interesting?
Honda employs illegals

Columbus, OH

#7 May 2, 2010
How about all the contract Indians working at Honda R&D that are here on TOURIST visas and living in apartmants in Marysville packed in like sardines.

You cannot work on a tourist visa.

Wonder how come no one mentioned any of that?

Why didn't the issue of these illegal Idian contract workers, who are replacing American contract workers never came up?
its me snitches

Columbus, OH

#8 May 2, 2010
Sad thing is honda treats their employees as slave labor, and are making less than the ones in Japan.
Toby Kinte

Blacklick, OH

#9 May 2, 2010
its me snitches wrote:
Sad thing is honda treats their employees as slave labor, and are making less than the ones in Japan.
Please cite some salaries, vis a vis Japan versus America within same job classifications, WITH sources and all amounts converted to US Dollars. Otherwise please shut up. I will settle for data up to one (1) year old. You may begin now.
Graduate

Mount Vernon, OH

#10 May 2, 2010
Honda employs illegals wrote:
How about all the contract Indians working at Honda R&D that are here on TOURIST visas and living in apartmants in Marysville packed in like sardines.
You cannot work on a tourist visa.
Wonder how come no one mentioned any of that?
Why didn't the issue of these illegal Idian contract workers, who are replacing American contract workers never came up?
Bullshit. Get back on the line.
R and D minion

Columbus, OH

#12 May 2, 2010
What the poster said about Indians being hired under contract and displacing US contract workers is true. I can't say if they are here legally, but they are there working.
animal control

Centerburg, OH

#13 May 2, 2010
The "TM roots" in the headline must refer to Toyota Motors, Hondo's partner in crime. They share every thing like cheap knock-off throttle positioning sensors and so forth. You can not tell one frum anuddaha', theres no development other than research of the other makes.
The Ridgline must be the most fugly copy of the Chevy Avalanche possible, hondo is lucky to sell even just 1,000 a month anymore.
Hondo makes the most fugly tiller on earth also!
http://columbus.craigslist.org/grd/1703783748...
Those Somli muslims they have there just stand around fingering everthing with their dirty hands, the don't believe in toliet paper.
suzeq 9 12 25

Chicago, IL

#14 Jun 8, 2010
can anyone tell me how Honda treats temp employees? are they ever hired as full time?
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#15 Jun 8, 2010
Maybe if Honda design were also rooted in Ohio, their cars wouldn't be so butt-ugly.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#16 Jun 8, 2010
suzeq 9 12 25 wrote:
can anyone tell me how Honda treats temp employees? are they ever hired as full time?
Very well, and yes they are hired full time. Some of their suppliers are sweat shops, though.
gokeefe

Galloway, OH

#17 Jun 8, 2010
suzeq 9 12 25 wrote:
can anyone tell me how Honda treats temp employees? are they ever hired as full time?
I contracted there, quite a long time ago (6-7 years ago). Anyone working there is handed their bunny suit (white jumper/jacket) and becomes one of the masses. Even a contractor.

Not a bad job if you're looking for security, but it wasn't for me because at the time I was happy freelancing and had other contracts. For IT and management level contractors, they typically did NOT hire you direct full-time if you are with a contractor--at least while I was there. When I was there, nearly 80% of their IT staff was out-sourced. However, everyone--from CEO on down wears the bunny suit and clocks in. Definitely one of the most boring jobs I've ever had.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#18 Jun 8, 2010
gokeefe wrote:
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I contracted there, quite a long time ago (6-7 years ago). Anyone working there is handed their bunny suit (white jumper/jacket) and becomes one of the masses. Even a contractor.
Not a bad job if you're looking for security, but it wasn't for me because at the time I was happy freelancing and had other contracts. For IT and management level contractors, they typically did NOT hire you direct full-time if you are with a contractor--at least while I was there. When I was there, nearly 80% of their IT staff was out-sourced. However, everyone--from CEO on down wears the bunny suit and clocks in. Definitely one of the most boring jobs I've ever had.
S/he needs to clarify if she is asking about a temp job in a professional capacity, or one on in the factory. I assumed s/he was asking about the factory since they manage peaks in demand by using temps. The factory temps are treated well and they do hire you if you are a good worker.

Either way, you wear a uniform. I have an uncle who retired from the factory and a close friend works in the corporate offices. Its funny to see both dressed the same.
suzeq 9 12 25

Chicago, IL

#19 Jun 9, 2010
thanks for the info I work for a temp service at Honda but I can't get a straight answer about my chances of getting perm position
gokeefe

Galloway, OH

#20 Jun 9, 2010
Sounds like Honda is still using the same practices it did awhile back then. They rely on contractors heavily. Usually the only employees that I know of that they hire on permanently are production. Not IT, not support, not management personnel.
Great Article

Redondo Beach, CA

#21 Mar 18, 2011
Honda is lucky to have a guy like Frank running the show.
Great Article

Redondo Beach, CA

#22 Mar 18, 2011
Really? You show no actual experience with vehicle development.
Do you know ANY other auto company that does design in Ohio?
The design capital for all auto companies is on the west coast. Think they can do design better in the mid-west? Think before you post
Enzyte Bob wrote:
Maybe if Honda design were also rooted in Ohio, their cars wouldn't be so butt-ugly.

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