Subaru of Indiana Automotive

Construction is beginning soon on a new manufacturing plant in Lafayette.

Heartland Automotive is building on Veterans Memorial Parkway so it can expand its business. The company makes car parts for Subaru and Toyota, and currently is on Kepner Drive in Lafayette.

Senior Vice President Ronan Miot says they’re running out of space at that facility.

"We want to be closer to our customers, to better service them as well. So, in the past couple years, we've expanded our production and we feel the need to expand and be closer to them is the right time, right now."

SIA wins healthy workforce award

Mar 30, 2012

A national organization is giving a Lafayette company its highest mark for employee fitness.

Subaru of Indiana Automotive earned platinum status from the American Heart Association for promoting physical activity in the workplace.

SIA Wellness Benefits Coordinator Megan Andresen says the company’s commitment to health starts with its facilities.

"We have an on-site recreational center where associates, their spouses, and dependents can go. It's free for them to use, free personal training, brand new equipment, they have group classes."

An area manufacturer is doing its part to provide shelter for certain households in Greater Lafayette.

Subaru of Indiana Automotive is teaming up with Faith Ministries and the American Red Cross to build the SIA Safe Haven Home.

Executive Vice President Tom Easterday says the facility will play an important role in the community.