Monday, October 5, 2009

800 hard at work building VW plant

CHATTANOOGA — Top Volkswagen officials Sunday lauded the progress on the company’s Chattanooga auto assembly plant, which soon will have more than 2,000 workers building the huge facility.
“We believe there is a promising future in the U.S.,” said Jochem Heizmann, a VW board member responsible for production for the world’s No. 3 automaker by sales.

About 60 to 70 German business and government officials took an up-close look at work on the $1 billion plant, which is scheduled to start producing cars in early 2011.

The German delegation also met with Gov. Phil Bredesen and a group of local officials. Bredesen said he saw the plant from the air as he flew in.

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