Acura is Honda’s luxury brand, and Honda is a major employer in the region. About 1,400 workers from Clark and Champaign counties work for the automaker, and it employs about approximately 14,500 Ohioans overall. Several area companies, including KTH Parts Industries in St. Paris and Parker Trutec in Springfield and Urbana supply parts for Honda.
Five of the six models in the Acura lineup are made exclusively in central Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts. That includes the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans in Marysville Auto Plant, the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs in East Liberty and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville.