Heartland Automotive

New Lafayette I-65 Industrial Sites Ready For Business

Dec 18, 2015
Chris Morisse Vizza

A new industrial park in Tippecanoe County is the first site in the state to meet stiffer development standards and earn the designation of Indiana Site Certified Gold.

That means the 164 acre site bounded on the south by Haggerty Lane and on the east by I-65 ranks high on the list of properties marketed to business and industry leaders.

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.

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."

Four companies are getting incentives for expanding or bringing their business to Lafayette.

The city council signed off on tax abatements for Alcoa, Wabash National, Rae Magnet Wire Company, and Heartland Automotive.

Redevelopment Commissioner Dennis Carson says this is further proof of the business friendly climate the city has created.

Alcoa is receiving ten-year abatements on real estate and property to help build a more than $90-million  aluminum lithium casting plant and create 75 jobs.

Lafayette companies unveil expansion plans

Mar 22, 2012

Wabash National is looking to increase its production in Lafayette.

The company is seeking a tax abatement from the city to begin manufacturing vacuum tank trailers in its existing facility.

Senior Tax Manager Eric Demerly says the project could bring up to 60 new jobs to the area, with hourly wages around $17. He says getting the tax abatement is an important step in bringing this project to Lafayette.