Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sen. Corker compliments Chattanooga efforts for VW plant

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker says clearing land ahead of time helped Volkswagen pick Chattanooga for a new plant site.
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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