Posts Tagged ‘Volkswagen’

Volkswagen Kickstarting Expansion for SUV

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Chattanooga-Times Free Press, Sept. 18, 2014, Mike Pare, Staff Writer

Volkswagen’s $900 million expansion to build a sport utility vehicle at its Chattanooga plant is off and running, with new construction to the factory’s body shop, assembly finish area and technical center up first.

“Speed is of the essence,” David Calfee, VW’s manager of construction planning, told about 30 builders and others at a pre-bid conference Wednesday.

VW plans to construct at least 213,000 SF of new space in the first part of the project.  There’s also an alternative to add another 43,000 SF to the body shop if company officials so choose.  In total, that’s nearly half of the 538,000 SF the automaker plans to add to its 2 million square foot factory in Chattanooga.

“We’ve got more projects in the future,” Calfee said.  Read more . . . volkswagen kickstarting expansion for

Chattanooga Reinvents Itself, At Its Own Pace

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Wall Street Journal – The housing boom largely bypassed this midsize city in the Appalachian foothills, which  many big developers found too small and too remote to warrant many major investments.

But missing out on the national joy ride turned out to be a double blessing for residents:  Not only did the local economy dodge the foreclosure hangover that continues to dog other areas, but local and state officials instead spent the time devoting resources to lure big employers that have helped give the former manufacturing city a second act.

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Volkswagen announces plans for factory in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Volkswagen announced this morning that it would build a
manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. where it will build
a vehicle specifically for the North American market. The
plant will employ 2,000 workers from the tri-state area and is
expected to invest $1 billion in the local economy.

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