MARYSVILLE, OH – It didn’t draw much attention at the time, but the 25th anniversary of auto production late last year at Honda of America Mfg. Inc.’s plant here holds long-lasting national and international significance. In November 1982, the first Accord rolled out of the then 1 million-sq.-ft. (92,900-sq.-m) facility, marking the launch of nearly 15 million cars and light trucks to be built in the U.S. (and 19 million in North America) by the storied Japanese auto maker since then. ...

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