The Tennessee Republican, former mayor of Chattanooga, visited the plant Monday for the first time.
According to WDEF-TV, Corker said the plant is a testament to the vision of various local and state leaders who stuck with their plan and cleared trees and brush in a few days before Chattanooga was chosen as the location.
Frank Fischer, chief executive of the plant, said this month that the $1 billion facility plans to start production of a new mid-sized sedan next year. About 2,000 people are projected to work at the plant.
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