published Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Gov. Bill Haslam says VW wants to expand in Chattanooga

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said today that Volkswagen wants to eventually add more production at its Chattanooga assembly plant.

“At some point in time, they’d like it to be in Chattanooga,” he said at the Southern Automotive Conference. “They love the product being produced.”

Haslam, who addressed about 500 people at the two-day auto conference, said VW “loves the product being produced at the plant.”

“Passat sales speak for themselves,” he said about the midsize sedan made in Chattanooga.

According to VW, Passat sales in the U.S. already have matched the all-time annual record.

See more on the conference in Friday’s Times Free Press.

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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