Sony has announced that they have inked a deal with Indiana Secretary of Commerce Nate Feltman to expand the Terre Haute facility. The $133M expansion project will add 85 jobs at the facility which already cranks out 425,000 Blu-ray discs per day (in addition to CDs, DVDs, and UMDs). Mastering, replication, packaging, and distribution areas of the facility will all be expanded to meet ever-increasing demand.
Dieter Daum, Executive Chairman of Sony DADC Global, commented, "The rapid adoption of the new Blu-ray Disc format by consumers allows us to quickly expand Blu-ray Disc capacity in the United States. Based on the past experience with manufacturing in Terre Haute, the selection of this facility for the expansion was logical."
By October, Sony expects that their three Blu-ray manufacturing facilities (United States, Austria, and Japan) will more than double Blu-ray disc output from 21 to 47 million discs per month.