New Honda facility in Ohio includes technical training center, museum displaying vehicles

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Honda is opening a new training facility in central Ohio, along with a museum that pays tribute to the automaker's history in North America over a half a century.

The company unveiled the $35 million Honda Heritage Center on Thursday in Marysville, where its North American operations are led and it has an assembly plant. The new 160,000-square-foot facility includes office space and a new technical development center for more hands-on training of Honda engineers, technicians and other employees.

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Sports cars, motorcycles, power equipment and robotics are on display at the museum, which opens to the public next month.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1v00G4B ) reports that Honda of America Chief Operating Officer Tom Shoupe calls the new facility an illustration of links between the company's past, present and future.