Community Partnership

Tony RoswarskyMayor of Lafayette

“Heartland Automotive has become a significant piece of the Lafayette economic landscape. As a Tier 1 supplier to S.I.A. and a major employer for Lafayette, Heartland Automotive continues its important role in making Lafayette a great place to live and work. They are continually meeting the demands of their industry with upgrades to equipment, technology, hiring new employees, facilitating training and being a part of Lafayette’s effort to improve the quality of life for all of our citizens through community outreach and investments in quality of life initiatives. The City of Lafayette, Indiana appreciates Heartland Automotive’s commitment to their employees, the community, and helping us build a strong future.”

William DoryMayor of City of Greencastle

“On January 22, 1988, Heartland Automotive announced its decision to locate in Greencastle to supply the recently announced Subaru-Isuzu assembly plant in Lafayette, Indiana. Heartland was one of the first companies to help Greencastle recover after the closing of IBM. Greencastle became the new United States base of operations for Shigeru Company, Ltd. At the announcement, Mr. Kan Shoda, then president of Shigeru, promised an investment of $8.5 million and the employment of 100. Then Mayor Mike Harmless welcomed Mr. Shoda and his colleagues to Greencastle and expressed the community’s appreciation for the investment and employment opportunities.” Fast forward thirty years to 2018, after millions of dollars of additional investment and numerous expansions, the current facility has grown by over 2.5 times and the company now employs well over 400. On August 18th of 2017, Heartland celebrated the 30th anniversary of its incorporation. In the fall of 2018, the company will celebrate its 30th anniversary of the start of production of high quality automotive parts and assemblies for its customers. Greencastle greatly appreciated the long term, significant investment the company has made and the employment opportunities it provides for our citizens. We look forward to Heartlands’ 40th, 50th, and 100th anniversaries. The community of Greencastle wishes Heartland Automotive continued good wishes for long term success!”

Kristin ClaryExecutive Director, Greencastle/Putnam County Development Center

At the Greencastle/Putnam County Development Center, our focus is on industrial development, and are grateful for our major manufacturing employers who have chosen to call Greencastle home. Heartland Automotive is one of those great employers, where they have made a commitment to our community by employing our local citizens. They are an invaluable member of our rich manufacturing and distribution heritage, and their ability to continue finding creative solutions to automotive manufacturing needs is quite remarkable. Our commitment to industrial development growth in Putnam County is matched by their enthusiasm for finding creative solutions to continue supplying SIA with automotive components. To tour their factory and see how their employees work together as a team to produce these automotive parts is very impressive. That same teamwork extends to their engagement in the community. Having Heartland as a local employer has made our community stronger by providing essential jobs and quality products, and we value them as a partner.