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Chattanooga Plant Press Releases

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.

14 July 2011
Volkswagen Celebrates Third Anniversary in Chattanooga
On July 15, 2011, Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations will mark the third anniversary of its announcement to build an automobile manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tenn.

01 July 2011
Volkswagen Chattanooga Awarded For Environmental Stewardship
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has awarded Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations the 2011 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award for Building Green.

24 May 2011
Volkswagen inaugurates new plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, and the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood have today inaugurated the new Volkswagen Group plant in the United States in the presence of prominent representatives from politics, business and the media.

29 April 2011
Volkswagen Chattanooga Establishes Tornado Relief Fund
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations has established the Volkswagen Tornado Assistance Fund to assist those in Chattanooga and the surrounding areas that were affected by the violent storms that hit the region on Wednesday, April 27.

21 April 2011
Volkswagen Awarded Silver Star of Excellence Award, Inducted Into the NTHS Hall of Fame
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations recently received the Silver Star of Excellence Award from the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). Volkswagen Chattanooga was also inducted into the NTHS Hall of Fame for Educational Excellence.

18 April 2011
Volkswagen Chattanooga Builds First Customer Car
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations today held an employee ceremony to commemorate the first customer car rolling off the line at the Chattanooga factory.

06 April 2011
Volkswagen Drives Golden Spike in Rail Yard System
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations today held a ceremony to commemorate the completion of the rail system that will move nearly 85% of the cars built in the factory to Volkswagen dealer network across North America.

05 April 2011
Volkswagen Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification Before First Customer Car Built
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations announced today that the automobile manufacturing facility’s quality management system has been independently audited and confirmed as conforming with the requirements of the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) 9001:2008.

09 March 2011
Volkswagen Chattanooga Passes the 1500th Employee Threshold
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations announced today that the company has passed the 1500 employee mark.

25 February 2011
Volkswagen Chattanooga Makes Corporate Investment in United Way
Volkswagen Chattanooga recently presented the United Way of Greater Chattanooga with a check for $50,000 as a corporate donation to the many local organizations that benefit from its services.

10 January 2011
2011 Detroit Auto Show – World premiere of the new Passat for the USA
This is a saloon with German roots, but it is a true American. Today, on the 2011 Detroit Auto Show stage, Volkswagen is unveiling a Passat developed specifically for the United States.

10 January 2011
Initial facts: Born in the USA: World premiere of the largest Passat ever!
The Jetta, whose latest version was tailored to the USA more than ever, is the most successful car in America with German technology.

09 January 2011
Volkswagen Reveals the All-New Passat — A First-in-Class Vehicle that Delivers German Engineering and is Built in America
Volkswagen of America, Inc., today announced the world debut of the all-new Passat, a transformational car in Volkswagen’s ambitious growth plan for the U.S. market.

06 November 2010
Chattanooga Operations Holds First Annual Health Fair
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations, today hosted a health and wellness fair for its employees to help families focus on wellness.

19 October 2010
Urban League Awards VW Corporate Leadership Award
The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga awarded Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations their Corporate Leadership Award as a part of the league’s annual Equal Opportunity Day event.

07 October 2010
Volkswagen of America donates four vehicles to Chattanooga area law enforcement
Volkswagen of America, Inc. today presented the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County with two custom-made Jetta SportWagen TDI vehicles to each law enforcement department to help keep residents safe.

05 October 2010
UTC pushes for math, science education
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga formally announced on Monday its UTeaChattanooga program, a multimillion-dollar investment to help its math and science students pursue teaching careers.

23 September 2010
Volkswagen dealers get a first look at the company's new Chattanooga assembly plant and exciting line-up of new products
Volkswagen of America Inc, is meeting with its 582 U.S. and 130 Canadian dealers to prepare them for what is certain to be a busy year ahead.

23 August 2010
Volkswagen Chattanooga Passes the 1000th Employee Threshold
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations announced today that its current orientation class of new team members contained the 1000th employee to be hired for the manufacturing facility set to begin production in the first quarter of 2011.

06 August 2010
Volkswagen Partners With Wingard for Tire and Wheel Assembly
Wingard Quality Supply, LLC (WQS) has been awarded the contract for tire and wheel assembly for Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations. Wingard will locate its operations in the Volkswagen Supplier Park located at the factory site.

21 July 2010
Volkswagen Board Chair Tours Chattanooga Factory
As part of a working visit, Volkswagen AG Chairman, Dr. Martin Winterkorn visited the Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations factory on Wed., July 21, 2010.

14 July 2010
Volkswagen Project on Track as 2nd Anniversary Arrives
On July 15, 2010, Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations will mark the two-year anniversary of its announcement to build an automobile manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tenn., which will produce a new midsize sedan starting early next year.

04 June 2010
Volkswagen Academy Opens At Chattanooga Plant
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations held grand opening ceremonies today for the Volkswagen Academy, a unique, cutting edge training center that will prepare employees for work, host an advanced vocational program and provide meeting facilities for outside groups when it is fully functioning.

21 May 2010
Volkswagen and Erlanger Partner for Wellness
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations announced today that Erlanger Health System will build, operate and staff a health and wellness center at the Volkswagen manufacturing facility currently under construction at Enterprise South.

22 April 2010
Volkswagen Announces Supplier Park Tenants
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations has announced today the identity of the first five tenants that will take residency in the on-site supplier park set to open early this summer at the Enterprise South manufacturing facility currently under construction.

08 April 2010
Photo Release: Volkswagen's First 100 Production Workers
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations is celebrating surpassing the 100th production worker hired and gathered the group for a photo to commemorate the occasion.

31 March 2010
Senator Lamar Alexander Tours Volkswagen Construction Site
United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) toured the construction site of the new Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations manufacturing facility Wednesday afternoon.

15 February 2010
Senator Bob Corker Tours Volkswagen Construction Site
United States Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) toured the construction site of the new Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations manufacturing facility early Monday morning.

09 February 2010
Volkswagen Welcomes First Production Team Members
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations has hired the first group of production workers for its new manufacturing plant this week.

24 January 2010
Volkswagen Selects Erlanger For In-Plant Medical Clinic
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations has selected Erlanger Health System to administer health care services for the in-plant medical center.

19 January 2010
Volkswagen Awards Contract to Tennessee Company
SL America Corporation, located in Clinton, Tenn., has been awarded the contract to supply automatic shifter assemblies for Volkswagen Group in North America.

15 January 2010
Auburn Students Take First Place in Volkswagen Design Challenge
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations today joined RiverCity Company and the Chattanooga Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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