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      Ohio plants contribute to Honda's export benchmark

      The automaker exported 108,705 vehicles in 2013 and imported 88,537.
      MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Japanese car company Honda is now exporting more cars than it imports - and many of them are assembled at two Ohio plants. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the assembly plants in Marysville and East Liberty - both northwest of Columbus - also broke annual production records last year. The automaker exported 108,705 vehicles in 2013 and imported 88,537. Of the total exports, nearly two-thirds - 69,680 vehicles - were assembled in the Ohio plants. They went to 40 countries. The Honda Accord is assembled at Marysville, and its top crossover, the CR-V, is assembled at East Liberty. Honda has about 13,700 employees in Ohio. In addition to the assembly plants, it has an engine plant in Anna, a transmission plant in Russells Point and other offices.

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