Chattanooga Approves VW Plant Expansion

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

SEE ALSO: VW Chattanooga Plant Expansion Begins

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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