04/30/15 The Columbus Dispatch
Mexico has become the most-attractive place in North America to build auto factories, a shift that has siphoned jobs from the U.S. and Canada while also helping to keep car and truck prices in check for consumers. In the past two years, eight automakers have opened or announced plants or expansions in Mexico. Earlier this month, Toyota announced a plant in Guanajuato that will build the popular Corolla — work now done in Canada — while Ford unveiled plans for Mexican engine and transmission factories. Honda opened a plant last year in Celaya, Guanajuato, that builds the Fit subcompact and HR-V crossover. The $800 million assembly plant is Honda’s eighth in North America, adding to capacity that includes two plants in central Ohio.