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Sep 21, 2015


LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Sept. 21, 2015) – Governor Mike Pence joined executives from Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) today as the company announced plans to significantly expand its operations here, creating up to 1,204 new jobs by 2017.

“Last week’s meetings with government leaders and business executives across Japan have strengthened our economic ties with companies operating in Indiana and sparked momentum for job creation in the Hoosier State,” said Pence. “Subaru chose Indiana as the home for its only assembly plant outside Japan, and now the company is choosing Indiana once more. Last week, executives at Subaru’s parent company told us they are choosing to locate 1,200 new jobs in Indiana because of the long-term relationships we’ve developed and the business climate we’ve built, two things that we’ll keep doing to make sure Indiana remains a state that works.”

SIA will invest $140.2 million to increase its production capacity by nearly 100,000 units annually. The company will upgrade its existing campus at 5500 State Road 38 East and purchase new machinery and equipment in order to support the expansion and meet the growing demand for Subaru vehicles in North America. Established in 1987, SIA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan-based Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. and is one of only three Subaru assembly plants worldwide. SIA, which builds the Subaru Outback, Subaru Legacy and Toyota Camry, is Subaru’s only production facility located outside Japan.

“SIA associates do an outstanding job of building superior quality into every vehicle, which has helped propel the Subaru brand to tremendous success in the North American market.”

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SIA’s investment of approximately $140 million and the creation of over 1,000 new jobs at SIA over the next two years will enable SIA to build more Subarus to help meet the growing demand,” said Tom Easterday, executive vice president of SIA. “The substantial increase in production volume at SIA will also result in new jobs and investment by many of our suppliers across Indiana. We greatly appreciate the support of state and local government for this significant economic development project.”