Job One at Honda Motor Co. Ltd.’s new Lincoln, AL, plant is set for Nov. 15, six months ahead of schedule, says President Hiroyuki Yoshino. The facility, which took only about a year to build, currently is doing pre-builds of the Odyssey minivan. The decision to move up the start of production, says Mr. Yoshino, was based on customer demand for the popular Odyssey, currently made only at the Alliston, Ont., plant. "We were not comfortable making the customer wait so long," Mr. Yoshino ...

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