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SIA breaks ground on new training facility

Subaru of Indiana Automotive broke ground on a new technical training center Monday afternoon.

Posted: Mar. 18, 2019 11:34 PM
Updated: Mar. 18, 2019 11:35 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Subaru of Indiana Automotive broke ground on a new technical training center Monday afternoon.

SIA said it opened the center to prepare employees to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

It's 20,000-square-feet and it's twice the size of the current training center, which was built more than 30 years ago.

Features include a simulated factory floor, nine classrooms, six training robots, and hands-on working space.

SIA's senior vice president said this will revolutionize training for future associates.

"We want the associates at SIA and the general community to understand that the education of our associates is very very important and we are very very committed to invest in the future of the associates and the company," said Scott Brand.

Construction begins Tuesday morning and Brand said SIA hopes to finish the new training facility by October.

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