Posted Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 9:30pm

What Makes a Subaru a Subaru? Spectacular Plants Like This

The first thing you notice when you start the tour at the Subaru plant in Lafayette, Ind., is the noise. Even with earplugs snugly stuffed into your skull the deafening sound of the factory permeates your eardrums with its constant roar, and it does not cease until you exit into the lobby. Everywhere you turn there is danger, as autonomously operated robots zip by beneath four-story stamping machines that spit-out entire Outback halves, all while forklifts and trolly cars careen around corners at a breakneck pace as Subaru tries desperately to keep up with demand.