Honda Motor Co. Ltd. wants to add 200,000 sq.-ft. (18,586 sq.-m) to its Russells Point, OH, automatic transmission plant.

The auto maker says it still awaits a zoning change decision from the local township. However, it hopes to begin construction by the end of this year, with production starting in two years’ time.

Honda opened the plant in 1996 and has expanded it once before, adding 363,000 sq.-ft. (33,724 sq.-m) of space, nearly doubling its original footprint, Honda Transmission Mfg. of America Inc. says.

With the new planned expansion the auto maker expects to create 100 new jobs.

Currently 1,050 are employed at Russells Point, supplying automatic transmissions for Honda’s Ohio and other North American vehicle-assembly plants.

The Russells Point facility currently has a more than 800,000-unit annual capacity. The expansion will allow Honda to keep pace with advancing transmission technology and increase production, it says.