LINCOLN -- Thursday, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama associates celebrated a landmark achievement in production.

HMA has built more than 4 million V-6 engines and Honda vehicles in the state. It has taken the facility less than 15 years to accomplish this milestone. Mass production at the plant began in Nov. 2001.

“The commitment and dedication of our 4,500 associates has allowed HMA to achieve this production milestone and fulfill our commitment to quality for Honda customers across the globe,” HMA President Jeff Tomko said.

The Lincoln facility is the only Honda site that produces the Odyssey minivan, the Ridgeline pickup truck, the Acura MDX luxury sport utility vehicle, the Pilot sport utility vehicle and the V-6 engines that power each product.

Since Nov. 14, 2001, 2,234,240 Odyssey minivans, 1,401,11 Pilot SUVs, 121,009 Ridgeline trucks, 216,521 Acura MDX SUVs and 27,119 Accord V-6 Sedans have been produced at HMA.

HMA has added more than 500 jobs and has invested more than $520 million for expansion efforts since 2013.