published Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

VW plans parts warehouse in Tennessee

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Volkswagen plans to build a new parts warehouse related to the Chattanooga-made Passat in Roane County, Tenn., an official said today.

The automaker is to break ground on the facility that will be located outside Knoxville on March 13, said Carsten Krebs, VW of America’s director of corporate communications.

He said the warehouse will hold replacement parts for the Passat for delivery to dealers in the Southeast United States.

Krebs declined to immediately say how big the warehouse will be, how much it will cost or the number of workers it will employ.

See full story in Thursday’s Times Free Press.

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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