Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant will mark a milestone Friday related to the production of its 2012 Passat.
The automaker plans to have a ceremony Friday afternoon featuring its employee work force, management and “a special guest” whom it would not identify.
VW officials have said over the past several months that they were ramping up to produce the first customer car.
The $1 billion plant is assembling an all-new Passat that is to go on sale in late summer.
Follow live coverage of the event tomorrow at 2 p.m. at www.timesfreepress.com.
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 ...