Celebratory Bronze Plaque by Artist Chad Fisher Unveiled at Subaru Anniversary Celebration
Subaru of America (SOA) marked its 50th Anniversary with a ceremony for its 500 plus employees at the automaker’s Cherry Hill, New Jersey headquarters conducted by President and COO, Thomas J Doll.
Doll and Subaru employees, dressed in matching gold 50th anniversary T-shirts, counted down to zero on a 50th anniversary digital clock that has been marking down days in the company‘s HQ for a year.
Following a round of joyful applause, Doll unveiled a 3-by-4-foot, 300-pound bronze plaque, produced by artist Chad Fisher. Taking inspiration from ‘The Stars of our Future,’ the plaque depicts two Subaru employees and the famous Subaru six-star cluster logo.
“This was a great way to celebrate turning 50. This company has seen so much in its 50 years, and now we can mark this anniversary on the back of 10 years of sales increases. Our employees are our bedrock and that’s why we are celebrating them with the amazing plaque by Chad Fisher, which represents our employees, retailers and customers.
“The plaque will last for the next 50,000 years and, as we have a bright future ahead of us, we very much look forward to what the next 50 years will bring for Subaru,” said Doll.
To kick off the year of celebrations in 2017, in a way that embodies the automaker’s spirit of supporting good causes and the local community, SOA donated 50 new 2018 Subaru Outback vehicles to select Meals on Wheels programmes throughout the US to be used in the delivery of an estimated 53,000 meals to an additional 3,700 seniors across 39 states.
The company’s ’50 Cars for 50 Years’ vehicle donation will enable Meals on Wheels programmes to deliver more nutritious meals and moments of companionship, expanding its reach to seniors in need.
Fresh on the heels of celebrating its golden anniversary, SOA will move to an all-new corporate headquarters in Camden, New Jersey in May 2018, bringing several offices under one new roof.