VW progresses on Chattanooga plant

  • 07-May-2010 01:33 EDT

With production at its assembly plant in Chattanooga, TN, set to begin next year, Volkswagen recently announced the identity of the first five companies that will occupy its nearby supplier park. The companies include Chattanooga Seating (a joint venture recently formed between Magna Seating and Hollingsworth Logistics) for front and rear seats, Faurecia (Emcon) for front and rear exhaust systems, Magna Exteriors & Interiors for front and rear fascia, MTEK for headliners and door panels, and Thyssen Krupp for front and rear axles and corner modules. A wheel supplier and logistics services supplier also will occupy the supplier park, which covers an area equivalent to nine football fields and which is expected to be completed by June 30, according to VW. While the VW assembly plant itself eventually will employ more than 2000 workers (more than 650 already are employed), the anticipated number of indirect jobs is about 9500. A midsize sedan specially designed for the North American market will be built at the VW assembly plant.

Sector:
Topic:
Mentions:
Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Grade
Rate It
4.71 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

2016-11-29
While Donald Trump was blasting China for allegedly taking U.S. jobs, GM was quietly importing new China-made vehicles into the U.S.
2017-03-16
Proto Labs Inc. (Maple Plain, MN) now offers insert molding service, expanding on the company’s rapid injection molding offerings.
2017-01-30
After three years of co-developing a new-generation fuel cell stack aimed at light vehicles, military, aerospace and other applications, Honda and GM have announced the establishment of Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC—the industry’s first joint venture for fuel-cell production.
2017-01-31
Methods 3D introduces the 3D Systems' ProX SLS 500 Selective Laser Sintering production 3D printer featuring fast speeds, high print resolution and a range of engineered composite materials.

Related Items

Training / Education
1997-03-11
Training / Education
2013-04-09
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2010-04-12
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2010-04-12
Training / Education
2018-06-27
Training / Education
2013-04-09
Article
2017-01-31
Article
2017-03-16
Article
2017-02-09
Training / Education
2013-04-09
Article
2017-02-11
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2010-04-12