published Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Chattanooga VW sign now visible on Google Maps

Volkswagen recently completed a massive sign atop its body shop that will be visible from arriving and departing flights at Chattanooga's airport as well as on Google earth.
Volkswagen recently completed a massive sign atop its body shop that will be visible from arriving and departing flights at Chattanooga's airport as well as on Google earth.
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The Chattanooga Volkswagen plant’s 630-foot-long roof sign and 33-acre solar park are now visible on Google Maps, according to the automaker.

The sign, on the roof of the body shop, is 633 feet long and 208 feet deep. The capital letters are 85 feet high and the lower-case letters are 55 feet high. The roofing signage is an acrylic, elastomeric, spray-applied coating. The sign was completed in September 2012.

The solar park, which is the largest in Tennessee, contains 33,600 solar modules and produces 12.5 percent of the plant’s energy needs during production. The solar panels turned on in January.

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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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