Honda, LG to build $3.5B battery plant, hire 2,200 in Ohio


              Bob Nelson, executive vice-president of American Honda Motors, Co., Inc., announces the automaker’s plans for a $3.5 billion joint-venture battery factory and investing over $700 million in electric vehicle manufacturing in rural southern Ohio during a news conference at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. Honda says it will hire 2,200 people to staff the factory as it starts to turn the state into its North American electric vehicle hub. (AP Photo/Samantha Hendrickson)
            
              Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, state legislators Honda officials announce the automaker’s plans for a $3.5 billion joint-venture battery factory and investing over $700 million in electric vehicle manufacturing in rural southern Ohio during a news conference at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. Honda says it will hire 2,200 people to staff the factory as it starts to turn the state into its North American electric vehicle hub. (AP Photo/Samantha Hendrickson)
            
              Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown voices his support of Honda during a news conference at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. The automaker announced plans for a $3.5 billion joint-venture battery factory and investing over $700 million in electric vehicle manufacturing in rural southern Ohio that will provide 2,200 job at the factory as it starts to turn the state into its North American electric vehicle hub. (AP Photo/Samantha Hendrickson)
            FILE - A Honda logo is shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Honda says, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, it will build a $3.5 billion joint-venture battery factory in rural southern Ohio and hire 2,200 people to staff it as it starts to turn the state into its North American electric vehicle hub. The company also plans to invest $700 million and add 300 jobs at three of its own Ohio factories to prepare them to start making EVs and components.    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Honda, LG to build $3.5B battery plant, hire 2,200 in Ohio