Ruscilli was named as Honda of America’s construction manager for its one million square foot automobile manufacturing plant expansion — the “EX” project. This automobile assembly plant expansion project comprised 1,170,000 square feet with a value of $371 million while “wrapping around” 1,000,000 square feet of existing production area.
Of this, 415,000 square feet of the new facility is dedicated to automobile painting production lines for both Honda Accords and Civics. This includes all system feed lines from the various paint component storage tanks and HVAC system used in the painting area to ensure that temperature and humidity are controlled within the guidelines required for proper paint adhesion to metal surfaces.
At the mid-point of the expansion, Ruscilli was also named Construction Manager for Honda’s $59 million, 170,000 square foot Plastics Injection Plant.
During this activity, the productions lines continued uninterrupted. Ruscilli also helped Honda revise existing production lines to accommodate assembly of Honda’s Civic, in addition to the previously produced Accord model.