ALLISTON, Ont., Canada – Despite being the first production plant to build Honda Motor Co. Ltd.'s light truck products, the addition of the Ridgeline sport/utility compact pickup truck to Honda of Canada Mfg.'s vehicle assembly plant here presented special challenges. To start with, Honda had never built a vehicle as large as the Ridgeline. “It's the biggest vehicle Honda has made to date anywhere in the world,” says Don Gallagher, senior technical staff-new model department. “If you ...

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