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VW Supplier Park

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VW announced in a press conference that 15 companies will be located in the Supplier Park next to the plant. More announcements expected.

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Frank Fischer, Chattanooga VW President has announced 9 firms will locate in the Supplier Park, creating "hundreds" of jobs. However, he declined to mention any names.

He also announced that a distribution center may be built for the plant, if built it will be located within 20 miles.

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Financing has been secured for supplier park. VW wxpects to announce occupants by end of January.

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics will run the rail yard for VW.

80 jobs expected

they will ready and load vehicles for final destination.

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Supplier names released.

Chattanooga Seating - front and rear seat - 140 jobs

Faurecia (EMCON) front and rear exhaust system - 35 jobs

Magna Exteriors and Interiors - front and rear fascia - 25 jobs

MTEK - headliners and door panels - 40 jobs

Thyssen Krupp - front and rear axle, corner module - 90 jobs

Wheel supplier - 25-30 jobs*

Logistics services - 130-140 jobs.*

*TBA

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