published Friday, November 18th, 2011

Chattanooga Volkswagen employees celebrate Passat's Car of the Year win

Jonathan Browning, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, left, and Frank Fisher, who heads the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant, stand with the Passat, which was awarded the 2012 Car of the Year by Motor Trend magazine.
Jonathan Browning, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, left, and Frank Fisher, who heads the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant, stand with the Passat, which was awarded the 2012 Car of the Year by Motor Trend magazine.
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Volkswagen and Motor Trend editor-in-chief today unveiled the magazine’s Car of the Year award, which the Chattanooga-made Passat won earlier this week.

The award was unveiled to the cheers and applause of about 1,000 Volkswagen employees at the company’s Chattanooga assembly plant.

Angus MacKenzie, Motor Trend’s editor-in-chief, said that winning the award is “a remarkable achievement” by a new factory.

“Building a car is an extremely complicated process,” he said. “This award is your award.”

In addition, VW officials announced plans for new daycare facilities for the children of plant workers. The new facility will be located at Erlanger’s Volkswagen Drive location.

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about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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