TALLAPOOSA, Ga. - Honda executives and Georgia officials break ground at the site of the new Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC (HPPG) transmission manufacturing facility in Tallapoosa, Georgia. The $100 million facility is scheduled to begin production in spring of 2006. Initially, the facility will support production of Honda Odyssey minivans and Pilot SUVs at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC (HMA) in Lincoln, Alabama. The 250,000-square-foot Georgia facility will be HondaÕs 13th major plant in North America. From left: Joan Young, Executive Director, Haralson County Development Authority, Gen Tsujii, Senior Vice President, Honda of America Manufacturing, Micajah Bagwell, Mayor, City of Tallapoosa, Allan Poole, Chairman, Haralson County Commission, Nobu Sanui, President, HPPG, Sonny Perdue, Governor of Georgia, Akio Hamada, President and CEO, Honda of America Manufacturing, John Spoltman, Vice President, HPPG, Philip Eidson, City Manager, Tallapoosa.