As Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. prepares to roll out its four millionth vehicle this afternoon, Executive Vice President Tom Easterday says Indiana has been a “perfect” spot for the automaker to grow. He says the state's location, technical training programs and “very favorable tax climate” have enabled the company to reach the milestone. SIA's parent company, Japan-based Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., announced plans in May to build the Subaru Impreza at the facility and add up to 900 jobs by 2016. SIA produced its three millionth vehicle in September 2009, and has taken less than four years to reach four million. Easterday believes an improving market and the expansions at the plant will mean an even shorter path to its five millionth vehicle.
In May of 2012, SIA announced a $75 million expansion to help keep up with increasing demand for the Subaru Outback and Legacy. At the time, the automaker said the move would create 100 jobs at the plant.
August 27, 2013
WHO: Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.
WHAT: 4,000,000th Vehicle Ceremony
WHEN: Wednesday, August 28
WHERE: Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.
5500 SR 38 East – Lafayette, IN
Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA) will be celebrating the production of its four millionth vehicle. The vehicle will emerge from the plant amidst a sea of Associates and full fanfare.
Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA), a subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd., is the home of North American Subaru production. Models built at the Lafayette, Indiana plant include the Subaru Legacy, Outback and Tribeca. SIA also produces the Toyota Camry under contract with Toyota. SIA employs over 3,600 Associates, and every Associate is committed to quality, safety and environmental stewardship. An industry leader in environmental stewardship, SIA was the first auto assembly plant in America to achieve zero landfill status, and SIA’s entire 832-acre site has been designated a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SIA's community outreach programs include providing charitable contributions and corporate sponsorships, hosting charitable events on-site, donating vehicles and vehicle parts to educational institutions and encouraging Associate volunteerism, which supports hundreds of non-profit organizations and schools throughout Indiana annually. SIA was the recipient of the 2012 Governor’s Award for Corporate Service. For more information, visit www.subaru-sia.com.
Source: Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc.