Subaru of Indiana Automotive

SIA expansion to add up to 900 jobs

May 8, 2013

Subaru of Indiana Automotive plans to expand its Lafayette plant again. The company announced Wednesday morning it will add production of the Subaru Impreza in 2016.

The expansion means an investment of more than $400 million and the creation of up to 900 new jobs.

SIA executive vice president Tom Easterday says this is an economic boon for the entire community.

SIA makes South Tipp Park its community project

Apr 17, 2013
Mike Loizzo / WBAA Radio

A community fundraising initiative will benefit one of Lafayette’s neighborhood parks.

Each year, Subaru of Indiana Automotive chooses a community project and helps with fundraising. The effort this year will cover half the cost of reworking South Tipp Park at Third and Fountain streets.

Ellsworth-Romig Neighborhood Association President Gail Brock says it will take a lot of people to hit the $100,000 goal.

SIA Safe Haven Home opens to those in need

Feb 20, 2013

There’s a new shelter in the Lafayette area for families in an emergency situation.

The SIA Safe Haven Home opened Wednesday at the Faith Ministries property on State Road 26 East. It’s run in partnership with the local chapter of the American Red Cross.

Faith senior pastor Steve Viars says the Red Cross is able to provide those in need with a few nights at a hotel, but nothing longer-term, until now.

Roswarski: $200M capital investment at SIA plant

Feb 5, 2013

More information about a planned expansion at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) is coming out. Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski announced the capital investment will be $200 million at the plant. He made the comment during his State of the City address Monday night.

Roswarski says he expects the project to create a significant number of jobs in Lafayette.

SIA plant continues to grow

Jan 15, 2013

Subaru of Indiana Automotive is expected to increase production with a new model line.

Fuji Heavy Industries, the parent company of Subaru and SIA, announced its production plans for the coming years. Those include boosting output at the Lafayette plant.

That will include production of a new model in 2016. More details will be announced around the end of March.

The SIA plant is undergoing a $75 million build-out, creating a 52,000 square-foot space in the body assembly section.

GLC launches interactive

Dec 18, 2012

A new interactive website to learn more about the Greater Lafayette Community is up and running.

Greater Lafayette Commerce launched, which is an online tool that provides information about what’s happening in the area.

Jennifer McGarvey is a spokesperson for Subaru of Indiana Automotive whose plant is located in Lafayette.

She sees the site as a way to establish new relationships abroad.

Subaru of Indiana Automotive made three gifts announcements Monday at a lunch celebrating its silver anniversary.

One is a pledge to increase its contributions to the S.I.A. Foundation, which awards grants to groups throughout the state.

Executive Vice President Tom Easterday says over the next ten years, the company will donate about $2.5 million to the Foundation.

"Hopefully that will enable us to double the amount of grants. We've been able to give grants to more than 150 organizations over the years, nearly $800,000."

Pence touts vocational education during Lafayette stop

Jun 15, 2012

Indiana’s Republican gubernatorial candidate is pointing to a local program as an example of the type of vocational training the state needs more of.

Mike Pence toured the Lafayette Subaru of Indiana plant this morning (Fri) with Ivy Tech- Lafayette chancellor Dave Bathe.

The automobile manufacturer and the community college work together on the “Advanced Manufacturing” program, which offers training to help young people gain the skills needed to qualify for manufacturing jobs in the state.

SIA gets high marks for improving energy use

Jun 4, 2012
Mike Loizzo / WBAA Radio

An international standards company is recognizing a Lafayette manufacturer for its efficiency. DEKRA SE awarded its ISO 50001 certification to Subaru of Indiana Automotive.

The rating means SIA implemented and met standards to reach energy efficiency, which reduced costs and improved the environment.

DEKRA President Pierre Salle says while it might not translate directly to the quality of the cars built, it is significant.

Larger plant, more jobs planned for SIA

May 16, 2012

As many as 100 new jobs are coming to Lafayette due to an expansion at the Subaru of Indiana Automotive plant.

SIA is investing approximately $75 million over the next two years to increase production capacity. Construction is expected to begin this summer on a 52,000 square-foot build out of the body assembly section.

Executive Vice President Tom Easterday say there is strong customer demand for the Outback and Legacy models.