published Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Chattanooga: Power going on at VW plant site

The site of Volkswagen’s planned auto assembly plant is powering up.

Chattanooga’s Industrial Development Board today approved a contract to provide temporary electrical connections to the so-called “trailer village” that will hold construction offices and enable erection of the main structures.

Locally based Advanced Power & Lighting won the $1.14 million contract to provide the temporary power package to the site.

Companies are mobilizing on the edge of the main building pads at Enterprise South industrial park as work ramps up on the main structures for the plant.

More than $55 million has been awarded to Chattanooga area firms, including work sourced by both Volkswagen and state and local governments, officials said.

“Advanced Power and Lighting offered a competitive bid which met all our specifications. This is another milestone in this project as work continues to move forward at the site,” said Frank Fischer, CEO of the Chattanooga plant project.

See tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press for complete coverage.

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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