Honda Face Shield Donation Given to American Healthcare Workers

Honda Face Shield Donation Given to American Healthcare Workers | Elizabethtown, KY
Honda Face Shield Donation Given to American Healthcare Workers | Elizabethtown, KY

Across the world, COVID-19 is still affecting people of all ages. To fight the virus, healthcare workers are on the front lines, risking their own lives. Honda has decided to help these essential workers by focusing on manufacturing something vital – face shields. Honda recently announced that it has donated 70,000 face shields to healthcare workers across the United States, and plans on sending at least 60,000 more.

The Honda face shield donation will help prevent the spread of coronavirus. To produce these masks, the brand took existing plastic injection molding equipment at Honda Engineering North America in Marysville, Ohio, to create clear plastic shields.

Honda of Canada Manufacturing worked alongside the Marysville plant to create another vital component for the shields – the frames they need to stay secure. With these two manufacturing plants working hard, they sent 70,000 shields to 305 facilities in 45 states, and will be sending out more in the near future.

“It was a comprehensive effort with our Honda design and manufacturing teams working together to quickly solve this challenge,” said Eric Walli, regional planning leader of Honda North America. “We were looking at materials, doing scientific work to understand if what we put in a face shield would be safe for humans to wear, an all of this was occurring as we sought to rapidly begin and then ramp up production.”

Along with these face shields, Honda has also contributed to preventing COVID-19 in other ways, including turning multiple Honda Odyssey minivans into coronavirus-testing transport vans in Detroit.

We hope you’ll join all of us here at Hardin County Honda in praising Honda’s decision-makers for their incredible contribution.

2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Sells Out

2021 Honda Civic Type R | Elizabethtown, KY
2021 Honda Civic Type R | Elizabethtown, KY

Honda recently announced that the 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition sold out within just four minutes. The vehicle went on sale on the Honda Canada website, and all of the 100 units that were available in that country were bought immediately.

This isn’t the first time that the special-edition Civic has sold out so quickly. In the UK, where there were 20 units available for sale, the Type R Limited Edition also sold out quickly, highlighting how in-demand the vehicle is.

Honda plans on only selling 1,000 Civic Type R Limited Edition models worldwide. 600 of these units will be distributed in the United States.

This Limited-Edition ride is painted in Phoenix Yellow and can be reserved with a $1,000 deposit. There’s no word yet on the price tag for this Civic in the United States, but it was listed as £39,995 in the UK, which is about $46,600 USD. While the Civic sold in the US will have some different features than the European option – including an air-conditioning system – we can expect it to be similarly priced. There’s speculation that this model will cost about $10,000 more than the regular Civic Type R.

The 2021 Civic Type R Limited Edition also comes with a weight reduction, 20-inch BB alloy wheels, an Alcantara steering wheel, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 semi-slick tires, and a new teardrop gear knob.

If you’re looking for your own Honda Civic, make sure you check out what we have on our dealer lot at Hardin County Honda.