About this Event
Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski will join executives from Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Subaru Corporation, Thursday at 3 p.m. to break ground on the company's $158 million Lafayette expansion.
In February 2020, SIA announced plans to expand its 820-acre campus by constructing a new service parts facility and adding a transmission assembly shop to its 4.7 million-square-foot plant. To support its growth, the company plans to create up to 350 new jobs by the end of 2023.
This marks the company’s second major expansion in recent years, following a $140 million investment to support production of the three-row, crossover Subaru Ascent. SIA has invested more than $2.2 billion in its operations since 1986, increasing its annual production to 410,000 vehicles and growing its headcount to now more than 6,000 associates in Indiana.
SIA is one of more than 300 Japanese business establishments in Indiana that together employ more than 67,230 Hoosiers. Among all U.S. states, Indiana has the largest amount of Japanese investment per capita and is one of only two states that is home to three Japanese automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) companies.
SIA North Entrance
5500 State Road 38 East
Click here for directions to the groundbreaking site and parking area.
Space is limited to ensure social distancing. All media must RSVP to Craig Koven at [email protected] by noon Thursday and will be required to check in upon arrival. Please arrive with ample time to move through the check-in process.
Health & Safety Notes:
All attendees are encouraged to wear face masks. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided. Members of the press will be asked to distance themselves and wear a mask during the media scrum. A microphone stand will be provided for press to capture audio from a distance.
Craig Koven (SIA) – 765.449.6269 or [email protected]
Erin Sweitzer (IEDC) – 317.296.2556 or [email protected]