Anyone work in the Automotive industry?

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  1. End of Line

    End of Line Registered User

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    I work at the Honda Marysville Plant in Marysville, Ohio and in our paint dept. I work inside a primer booth (good ****ing god does paint smell) and do quite a bit of sanding and spraying primer. I work with 4Dr Accords, 2 Dr Accords (discontinued after the 2018 launches), and Exports.

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    I was just curious if anyone else on here also worked in the automotive world.

    Cars we make at our plant:

    4 Dr Accord (EX, LX, Sport)
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    2 Dr Accord (EX, LX, Sport) *will be discontinued in a month
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    Acura TLX
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    Acura ILX
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    2018 Accord *mass production beginning in a month
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  3. Bobby Orrtuzzo

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    I work for General Motors at the Wentzville Assembly plant. Vehicles we currently build are the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, Chevy Express, and GMC Savana (the latter two are utility/passenger vans).

    As for my specific job there I'm part of 3 man team that hoists the engines on to the frame and connects the drive shaft to said engines. Along with various little connections in between.

    Chevy Colorado
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    GMC Canyon
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    Chevy Express
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    GMC Savana
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    Used to work at a Honda plant in Schomberg, ON. I did all the CNC machining on oil pumps. Pretty boring stuff
     
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    Nullus Reverentia Hic Sunt Dracones

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    All factory so far. I've done consulting work for Volkswagen/Audi corporate and dealerships.
     
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    rynryn Reluctant Optimist

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    can you tell me why they decide to do weird regional stuff like (off the top of my head) Audi S3 air vents in Canadian models have a feature where you can broaden or narrow the focus of the air by pushing the center of the vent, while US versions do not. there are other differences too. Just wondering why something that sort of insignificant would be different.
     
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    Nullus Reverentia Hic Sunt Dracones

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    Couldn't tell you. Not my area and it's been a few years. I know VW Canada often does things differently (names of trims for example) and sometimes we get a special model. It could be regulatory or something that they do just for the hell of it.
     
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    Not the same as working in a factory but I own an auto glass company in Philadelphia.
     

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