Subaru of Indiana Automotive announced today the Lafayette plant will be increasing its workforce and production by nearly a third -- and adding 1,200 new jobs -- as part of its plan to increase its production output.
SIA is investing $140 million dollars to up production by nearly 100,000 thousand vehicles a year. SIA currently produces about 300,000 cars each year.
The expansion will take place over the next two years, and most of the jobs will be on the production line.
SIA Vice President Tom Easterday expects the new hires will come from within Indiana: