Staff photo by Brett Clark--Enterprise South is one of the sites Volkswagon officials are considering for its first U.S. plant.
Volkswagen’s management favors Huntsville in northern Alabama as the site for its new U.S. car plant, according to the German publication Automobilwoche.
The magazine, sister publication of Automotive News, said Chattanooga is the second choice.
Automobilwoche cited sources with direct contact to management board members.
It said VW chief executive Martin Winterkorn and the car maker’s head of production, Jochen Heizmann, are expected make a final recommendation Monday.
VW’s supervisory board will make a decision on the plant site the following day.
Earlier, VW said it had narrowed its search for a location for the plant to Alabama, Tennessee and Michigan.
VW is planning a U.S. plant to help reach its ambition of more than tripling its annual U.S. sales by 2018 to 1 million, including 800,000 VW brand and 200,000 Audi sales.
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