First Posted: 10/4/2012 11:14:56 AM | Last Updated: 10/4/2012 11:19:25 AM
LAFAYETTE -- In a ceremony at the Governor’s residence in Indianapolis last night, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA) was honored with the 2012 Governor’s Service Award for Corporate Service. The Governor’s Service Awards are the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives’ most prestigious awards for volunteer service.
SIA was recognized for its long history of charitable giving, community service and corporate volunteer initiatives. Among some of the initiatives listed were the many charitable walks hosted on SIA’s 832-acre site, including the upcoming SIA Trek or Treat Charity Walk which will raise funds to build the SIA Safe Haven Home, an emergency shelter for families displaced by fire, natural disaster or domestic violence.
SIA’s outreach to schools includes their environmental program, Students and Teachers Achieving Recycling Success, their automotive education program, “Vehicles for Learning, and their safe driving program, Safe I Am.
Accepting the award on behalf of SIA, executive vice president Tom Easterday attributed the award to the generosity and volunteer efforts of the over 3500 Associates of SIA. SIA’s corporate volunteer program, SIA ROCS (Reaching Out for Community Service) encourages Associates to volunteer their time to help non-profit organizations throughout the state.
About SIA: Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA), a subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd., is the home of North American Subaru production. Models built at the plant include the Subaru Legacy, Outback and Tribeca. In 2007, SIA also began producing the Toyota Camry under contract with Toyota. SIA employs over 3,500 Associates, and every SIA Associate is committed to quality, safety and environmental stewardship. For more information, visit www.subaru-sia.com.