Chattanooga Approves VW Plant Expansion

Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant is going to grow by an even wider margin than originally anticipated.

The German automaker has received approval that will boost the footprint of the plant expansion by another 25 percent, or 130,000 square feet and will add another $18 million to the original $900 million cost. The Industrial Development Board has authorized the plan that will enlarge the plant’s body shop and City Engineer Bill Payne told the board that Volkswagen will be paying for the changes.

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The company started work on expanding its Chattanooga plant earlier this year in January and will ultimately increase the factory’s size by more than 500,000 square feet to accommodate production of a new SUV model and employ another 2,000 workers.

[Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press]

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