2015 July Newsletter

Honda News
Facts About Honda
  • $16 billion capital investment: Total investment in U.S. operations.
  • 70 facilities: U.S. operations include state-of-the-art manufacturing plants, R&D centers, parts centers, and marketing, sales, and finance offices.
  • $870 million new investment: 2014 investment into U.S. manufacturing plants to support new technologies and product lines.
  • 29,500 associates: U.S. employment, with 73% in manufacturing.
  • $2.2 billion payroll: U.S. payroll in 2014.
  • 153,000 dealer jobs: Employment across the U.S. at American Honda auto, power equipment, and powersports dealerships.
  • 557 OEM suppliers: U.S. original equipment manufacturers (OEM) that supply parts and materials to Honda manufacturing facilities. An additional 16,800 service suppliers also support Honda operations.
  • $35 billion: Honda purchased $23.4 billion parts and materials, $10.6 billion in goods and services, and $1.6 billion in service parts from U.S. companies last year.
  • $7 billion: Honda investment into U.S. supplier operations to provide advanced tooling technology.
More Information
New Vehicle Special

Introducing the all-new Honda Pilot

With the all-new aerodynamic styling, this SUV has never looked sharper. The Pilot can seat up to 8 and still have room for an 82-quart cooler behind the 3rd-row seat.

View Our 2016 Honda Pilot Inventory Here

The 2016 Honda Pilot
Work Anniversaries
Tips For A Summer Trip
Focus on Safety – Cool Tips for a Safe Summer Trip
Of the many great things about summertime, few match the fun of a family road trip. Before you hit the road with your family or friends in your car, take the time to review some summer travel safety tips. Prevention and planning may take a little time up front, but will spare you from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown—or worse yet, a highway crash—later. Read the full article HERE.
Employee Spotlight
My name is Steve Tucker, but around here I have been deemed “New Guy” I’m cool with that. It has a nice ring to it. Not only am I new to the Ralph Team, but I am new to Car Sales as well. I bought my first Honda, a 2014 Civic Si, from Nathan Moffett and who knew that a year later I would be his co-worker!! Everyone here at the Ralph’s has been super helpful and welcoming to me, which I appreciate. It made learning the business and getting on my feet so much easier. I even sold 8 cars in my first 2 1/2 weeks here.

­­ In my free time, I love being active and spending time with my family and friends. I have two sisters, one older and one younger, YES I am the middle child. I always wanted a brother, though, and thanks to my older sister, Sam, I now have one in her husband, Mike. I am very thankful that most of my family is right here in Rochester, allowing us all to be super close and support each other. My family is the most important thing in my life right next to my 10 month old puppy, Chloe. She’s a jack rustle-black lab mix who I adopted around Christmas time. I have made friends at the dealership very quickly and am grateful for the opportunity I have been given here. I look forward to what the future holds!!

Upcoming Events
July 13th-19th LPGA Symetra Tour Downey Classic – Brook-Lea Country Club

August 1st-2nd Park Avenue Summer Arts Festival – rochesterevents.com

August 8th-9th Brockport Summer Arts Festival

August 9th Duck Derby – www.brockportartsfestival.com

Featured Recipe Provided by Virginia George
Fruity Cheesecake

For the Filling:

1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup lime juice

4 teaspoons lime zest

4 large egg yolks

1 pinch salt

Thoroughly whisk all of the filling ingredients together, and set aside to thicken while you prepare crust.

For the Crust:

11 graham crackers or about 1 1/4 cups crumbs

5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 pinch salt

Make It:

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

2. Process the graham crackers in a food processor to fine crumbs. Add the sugar and salt, and pulse to combine. Last, add in the butter and pulse until mixture resembles wet sand.

3. Press mixture into a 9-inch pie dish (metal works the best) evenly on the bottom and up the sides. I like to use a dry measuring cup to help this along. Bake the crust until it is light golden brown and fragrant, about 10-12 minutes.

4. Cool crust slightly, then give the prepared filling a final mix, and pour it into the pie dish. Turn oven down to 325ºF, and bake the pie until just set, but slightly wiggly in the center, 15-17 minutes. Cool the pie to room temperature, then set in the fridge to chill complete;y, at least 3 hours or overnight.