Gloom and doom may be clouding the skies over Detroit, but Larry Jutte, senior vice president, Honda of America Mfg. Inc., sees a brighter forecast for 2008. While some U.S. auto makers are thinking about ways to enhance plant utilization rates by closing factories and buying out workers, Honda is adding a new assembly facility this year and is thinking about how to shoehorn more new products into Honda’s six other fully capacitized factories in North America. Honda Motor Co. Ltd. CEO ...

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