Posted Monday, May 21, 2012 at 2:45am
Subaru will expand its Lafayette plant in Indiana to increase production of the Legacy sedan and wagon as well as the Outback crossover. The 52,000-square-foot expansion of the facility’s body assembly section costs $75 million. This project will begin this summer and will raise the factory’s capacity to 180,000 units during regular shifts, the automaker revealed. Subaru said that the present limit is 156,000 vehicles on straight time. The expansion is also anticipated to bring 100 full-time jobs, according to the company. The Lafayette facility has 3,600 employees, with at least 600 jobs added since 2009. It also manufactures the Tribeca SUV as well as Toyota’s Camry sedan.