The new Honda Accord to be officially unveiled Monday will have a very big Ohio influence when it rolls off the line.
The Anna plant showed off some of the first four-cylinder and v-6 "Earth Dreams" engines that will power the new model.
The plant will also be making four types of pulleys to be part of the Accord's transmissions made at the Russel's Point plant.
Anna Plant Manager John Spoltman says they are gaining worldwide acclaim for their part in the project.
Honda officials say it was a big challenge to build a more fuel efficient engine that still gives the Accord some get up and go.
But they say the Anna plant is breaking the mold with this new technology.
It was no secret that Mother Nature played a huge part in the company's recent past with the tragic Japan tsunami and more severe weather issues that made this project a real task.
The new project fits well with the company's aggressive Americanizing philosophy, seen in part by a big ramp up of production capacity in North America.
Life hasn't been easy for the auto industry but Honda officials feel projects like these and the idea of building where they sell have them back on track.