Honda moves support functions to Ohio, creating 50 new jobs.

Honda Motor Co. as part of a restructuring of its North American operations will be moving as many as 50 jobs from California to Ohio 

Effective April 1st the automaker announced Friday it was creating Honda North America Services LLC, a new shared services company. The move brings support functions spread across North America, including legal services, corporate audit and risk management. The positions will be moving from American Honda Motor Co.’s Torrance, Calif. offices.

Hidenobu Iwata will become president of the company and remain in his current positions as president of Honda of America Mfg Inc. and senior managing officer of Honda Motor Co. Ltd.

Honda operates the largest manufacturing facility in the Dayton region with its engine plant in Anna. Their U.S. manufacturing operations are based in Marysville, the plant currently employs about 2,400 workers. Honda announced late last year it is investing $100 million into the local plant and hiring 200 new workers.


UD investing $5M in College Park Center upgrade

The University of Dayton is once again renovating its College Park Center in order to prepare for a department move.

After completing $1.6 million worth of facelift improvements to the building at 1529 Brown St., the university is embarking on another project.

UD will relocate its music department and theater program to the building this fall, after completing $5 million worth of renovations, university officials said.

The project, and the department move, should be completed by the start of classes in August. It will include rehearsal spaces, but no additional performance space. Performances will continue to be held in Boll Theatre and Sears Auditorium.

Architect Levin Porter Associates filed for a building permit for the project with the city of Dayton.

Owens job fair to focus on green industry

Owens Community College will hold a hold a career and job fair Wednesday for those interested in the green industry field.

Participants will meet with representatives from about 20 area employers to learn about careers and how to enter the field. They can also fill out applications for seasonal employment opportunities and will possibly do interviews.

The fair is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on the college’s Perrysburg Township campus in the audio-visual classroom center rooms 125-127.

For more information, call 567-661-7623 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7623.