in Education

In March 2009, the Volkswagen Group of America announced a $5.28 million expansion of the Partners in Education program in Tennessee, the new home of its manufacturing operations in the U.S. With this expansion, the partnerships with primary and secondary schools, universities, and a leading national laboratory positively impact students throughout their education. We now proudly support students and teachers at Chattanooga State Community College, Fisk University, Hamilton County Public Schools, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee State University, University of Memphis, University of Tennessee – Chattanooga, and University of Tennessee – Knoxville.

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Investing in
the Community

Like many cities with an industrial past, changing times once threatened to leave Chattanooga behind. But the city's leadership and citizens chose to restore, reinvest and reinvent. That continuing focus on sustainability has resulted in development projects and new jobs. And Volkswagen is proud to be at work and home in Tennessee. Our new hometown America assembly plant in Chattanooga begins production in 2011. As part of our commitment to our new home, we are investing $1 billion in Chattanooga and throughout Tennessee.

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Our Environmental

Because Volkswagen Group of America has a longstanding commitment to sustainable mobility and environmentally responsible manufacturing, we're proud to become a part of Chattanooga's vision of revitalization, with its emphasis on a clean, healthy environment and natural beauty. Not only can production be compatible with a clean environment, we believe the future depends on a dedicated partnership between the two. In fact, Chattanooga's environmental emphasis makes us feel right at home.

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Good People,
Good Jobs

It's a winning combination. Volkswagen Group of America will open the doors of our new Chattanooga facility with an initial investment of $1 billion, resulting in about 2,000 direct jobs. And we're confident the new automobile model we build there, designed especially for North American drivers, will be successful enough to create even more jobs in the future.

We admire the enthusiasm, skills and work ethic of the people of the tri-state area. We look forward to putting down roots and making new friends, and we look forward to having a positive impact on the quality of life and prosperity of the region.

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Press Releases

01 December 2011
Volkswagen Chattanooga Earns LEED Platinum
Volkswagen’s Chattanooga manufacturing plant has received a platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) green building certification program.

08 September 2011
Volkswagen Chattanooga Builds 10,000th Car
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations reached its first significant milestone today when Passat number 10,000 rolled off the line in the brand new Chattanooga manufacturing facility.

29 July 2011
Volkswagen Chattanooga Hires 2000th Employee
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations announced today that the company has hired its 2,000th employee, which completes the main Volkswagen team member work force for the factory which opened in May of this year.

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"The Chattanooga plant...will be the culmination of some of the best technologies and processes from Volkswagen plants around the world...the model for future plants."

Das Auto magazine