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Haslam, Volkswagen announce $600 million
Chattanooga expansion, 2,000 new jobs

Daily Times (Maryville, TN), by Staff

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Posted By:Heil Liberals, 7/14/2014 3:02:52 PM

NASHVILLE -- Volkswagen Group of America will expand its Chattanooga facility to build a midsize SUV for the U.S. market, investing $600 million and creating 2,000 new jobs in Hamilton county, according to a release from Gov. Bill Haslam. "Today is an exciting day not just for Chattanooga and Hamilton County but for all of Tennessee, and I want to thank Volkswagen for its significant long-term investment in our state,” Haslam said in the release. “The impact of this announcement goes far beyond the 2,000 new jobs because of the large multiplier effect of the automotive industry, and adding an additional manufacturing line

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Reply 1 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/14/2014 3:09:59 PM     (No. 9924121)

I wonder if the union vote earlier this year had any impact on this expansion.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 7/14/2014 3:56:16 PM     (No. 9924203)

No!

No, no, no!

Those jobs belong in Detroit! Good-paying UNION jobs!

Where´s Norma Rae when we need her?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kahunavol, 7/14/2014 3:57:04 PM     (No. 9924207)

Actually VW was for the union. The UAW last week set up a local union at the plant.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 7/14/2014 5:10:31 PM     (No. 9924349)

Obama on hearing this news was seen out in Michelle´s garden, with a shovel, prodding the soil hysterically, while mumbling semi coherently:Not that many shovel ready jobs, over and over again? /sarcasm

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Reply 5 - Posted by: richwill, 7/14/2014 5:40:48 PM     (No. 9924403)

It is amazing what voting no to unions will do for employment.

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NASHVILLE -- Volkswagen Group of America will expand its Chattanooga facility to build a midsize SUV for the U.S. market, investing $600 million and creating 2,000 new jobs in Hamilton county, according to a release from Gov. Bill Haslam. "Today is an exciting day not just for Chattanooga and Hamilton County but for all of Tennessee, and I want to thank Volkswagen for its significant long-term investment in our state,” Haslam said in the release. “The impact of this announcement goes far beyond the 2,000 new jobs because of the large multiplier effect of the automotive industry, and adding an additional manufacturing line

   

 

  


 


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