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Subaru mulling expanding Indiana plant for Forester, Impreza

Autoblog -- Thanks to currency fluctuations and their impact on the bottom line, a growing number of Japanese automakers are starting to increase vehicle production in the US, and it appears Subaru could be the next to do so. According to Bloomberg, Subaru is looking into expanding production capacity at its Lafayette, Indiana assembly plant, which currently builds the Outback, Legacy and Tribeca as well as the Toyota Camry.

Subaru's Indiana plant currently has an annual maximum capacity of 310,000 units, but the automaker is expecting to far exceed that figure this year, with year-to-date sales of 299,788 units through November (not including Camry) – an increase of almost 30 percent over 2011.


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Submitted Dec 08, 2012 By: BennoBlue
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:54:44 AM

Good. We need more jobs to be "in"sourced again!
HailstormCA
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 11:55:42 PM

Good Luck with that.
tomok
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 4:17:37 AM

Subaru mulling expanding Indiana plant for Forester, Impreza - when Japan's economy is worse than the USA, then you can make your vehicles in Indiana! Whatever it takes to get more jobs, Sneeky would not do that!
'Coming out of the closet' Sneeky's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, the jobs are Not here. Sneeky's economy is not improving but continues to hurt the population and the job numbers continue to be down! And, the mindless Sheep that voted him back into office are also to blame for this to continue to happen.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
FuelOilOH
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 1:08:52 AM

As long as the quality is high it will work.
LocalSpyGuy
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 12:17:44 AM

If they are expanding production in the U.S. they are using U.S. labor.
OilOnTheCheap
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 12:13:17 AM

Indiana must be a right to work state. Good for them!
vrossi46
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 12:04:20 AM

good for them
rahcat
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 12:04:10 AM

I bet Right to Work legislation helped.
Chillywilly
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:53:35 PM

When countries are competitive, jobs flow to them.
nwsynthetics
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:52:11 PM

good news for jobs, hopefully unions dont ruin it...No twinkies
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:51:54 PM

Mull on.
Doomsday64
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:51:41 PM

Job creation.
nimpy
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:51:28 PM

I guess this is good news
JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:51:05 PM

Great!
5Golfer8
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:49:45 PM

More coffins on wheels.
tidalwave3
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:49:27 PM

Sounds great & now that Indiana is a right-to-work state :)
mstearno
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:48:27 PM

hope they do
movietracker
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:46:13 PM

Ok
CCLighthouse
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:39:54 PM

Just about anything moving to the US as far as jobs are concerned is a great plus! : )
us4usa
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:38:58 PM

What, no UAW they will never make it...
joeschmo12
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:37:47 PM

i heart subarus
exilion
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:37:23 PM

Hope for added shifts and decent paying jobs
menagerie1013
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:32:48 PM

Good news for the economy in Indiana
bvrbill
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:31:17 PM

I hope this comes with more jobs.
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:25:39 PM

Isn't it amazing that a company can actually manage money, production, labor and expand. What's wrong with Government Motors, and the other loser Chrysler? Bottom line, get rid of the unions.
30mpg80
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:24:45 PM

While they are deciding, could they also mull some cider and pass it around?
Holly123
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:24:37 PM

Okay ...
drz614
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:22:16 PM

why is it foreign car companies dont ask for bailouts?
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:20:44 PM

Good Product
BREW9
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:20:21 PM

more jobs
SavALot
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:19:57 PM

Expansion isn't always the answer
unipanini
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:19:14 PM

good
FlogNut
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:19:11 PM

Would I be correct in guessing that this Subara plant doesn't have the UAW or any other national union?
Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:16:18 PM

Hope it means more jobs.
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:12:21 PM

Good deal
itzagasgasgas1
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:08:15 PM

Great
barbs24
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:06:51 PM

Good for Indiana
MRHONEST
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:06:18 PM

GREAT
NemoIL
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:05:35 PM

Good news.
Lukus
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:05:31 PM

Repeat story.
gd83goldwinger
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:02:10 PM

Good
BBHybrid
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:57:31 PM

hopefully with american workers
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:56:59 PM

A non US manufacturer becoming more and more like a US manufacturer... Subaru has been around a long time. Good luck to them.
Blue48
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:52:01 PM

COOL! GOOD LUCK!
wayoung56
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:50:36 PM

Hmmm...
CorvairHaven
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:50:16 PM

Good for some workers, short term... but it's still a Japanese company and that's where the profits will end up.
Discovery02
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:47:49 PM

Good for jobs in the US.
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:47:21 PM

Good for them.
sljbc475
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:44:01 PM

Jobs are needed in times like this.
sillywagon
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:42:50 PM

I like hearing this news because my next vehicle was and will be a Subaru Forester. I want that AWD without paying through the nose.
bevmill
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 10:42:32 PM

we can get more jobs.
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