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October 2015 IndyASQ Event – Tour of Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc

Meeting Date: October 13, 2015
The Indianapolis ASQ Section invites you to attend a tour of the Subaru of Indiana Automotive facility located in Lafayette, IN. Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA), a subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd., is home of North American Subaru production. Models built at the Lafayette, Indiana plant include the Subaru Legacy and Outback. SIA also produces the Toyota Camry under contract with Toyota.
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Event Information:
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to observe award-winning automotive assembly in action! The tour will take place on an elevated catwalk where you will walk a mile seeing various manufacturing processes. SIA is an industry leader in quality, safety, and environmental stewardship. You will have the opportunity to witness this impressive facility and see Subaru vehicle production from start to finish. The tour of SIA will highlight the Stamping process where you will observe giant presses turning raw coils of steel into the vehicle’s metal structure. Then see these panels expertly welded together by over 860 robots in the Body Assembly area. After the paint shop, see Associates assemble over 5,000 parts on each vehicle in Trim and Final. At the end of the line, there is a viewing of the Tester Line that proves Subaru’s commitment to quality and safety. Ultimately, come and see what makes a Subaru a Subaru! The facility is 3,401,664 sq. ft. and is the first US auto manufacturing plant to become ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 50001 certified.


Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.
5500 IN-38
Lafayette, IN 47905


Meeting Agenda:
5:30 PM Check In
6:00 PM Tour
7:30 PM End of Tour


Fee: Free


Special Instructions:
The facility is located at Exit 168 from Interstate 65. Enter at the second plant entrance. There will be a sign out by the road that says Main Entrance, please turn in there. Stop at the guard shack, give them your group name “ASQ”, and tell them you are here for a tour. The guard will give you a pink parking pass, please leave that in your vehicle.

You will be instructed to park in the Guest Parking lot to the right of the entrance. You will be instructed to walk to the security office for the start of the tour. The tour will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.

There are no cell phones or cameras allowed on the tour. Those items should be left behind in your vehicle. Everyone needs to wear closed-toe flat shoes; no sandals, dresses, or skirts. We will be walking on an elevated catwalk for 1 mile and go up and down 200 steps throughout the tour.  

IndyASQ Social – A Taste of Chicago – October 21, 2015

Join your fellow ASQ professionals for a free catered event by Portillos
Bring your best Chi-CA-go accent, attire and attitude.

Limited to the first 30 registrants.

Thanks to Rick Van Doel for hosting this event at his company, Performance Validation.


When: October 21, 2015 – from 5:00 PM until 7:30 PM

Where: Performance Validation, LLC
Two Park Fletcher
5420 W Southern Ave, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46241

Registration is free. Open to the first 30 to register.


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