UAW signs up 55 percent at VW

UAW reported 816 employees — about 55 percent — of the work force at Chattanooga's VW plant have signed up for membership in the autoworkers' union.

Apr 29, 2015 1:39 PM

Haslam wants VW to stick with the vote

A check of authorization cards the UAW claimed it gathered prior to the vote to unionize at Volkswagen can be "influenced in a lot of different ways" and not necessarily portray how employees feel, Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday. More on what he thinks of talk that the car company might let the UAW in anyway.

Apr 8, 2014 10:20 AM

More good news for auto manufacturing in Tennessee?

Volkswagen may be planning to expand its Chattanooga production space to make room for 180,000 to 200,000 units a year — including a new crossover and ultimately for Audi and Porsche vehicles, the Times Free Press reports.
Feb 24, 2011 7:22 AM

VW suppliers travel to Germany

Executives from Volkswagen's Chattanooga Operations will head to the home country next week to attend the IZB suppliers fair. They're taking with them a group of state and local officials looking to make connections with manufacturers from around the world.
"More than two years ago we started our project and the key focus from the beginning was to achieve a high US Dollar sourcing share, which we were successful in doing. In the second step, we tried to involve more local business from here in the Chattanooga and Tennessee area and we encouraged worldwide cooperating contractors to involve local business. That was successful with the construction of the factory and we had more than 50% of local companies involved. "In the third step, we are going even further and this will involve making our US and Canadian suppliers more visible to the decision makers that will be attending the IZB in Wolfsburg," Fischer said.
Representatives from the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are sending representatives. SEE ALSO: More renderings released this morning of the sedan that will be made in Chattanooga
Sep 30, 2010 12:20 PM

VW's new North American man

Volkswagen has tapped Jonathan Browning to lead its American operations, including the Chattanooga manufacturing plant that will begin churning out sedans a year from now. The 51-year-old has spent time at General Motors and Ford.
“We’ve got a good start, but we’re also very firmly with our feet planted on the ground,” Browning told reporters today at a news conference in Washington. “We know we’ve got a lot of work to do with a lot of facets of the business. We have still not passed our 1970s sales record.”
Sep 14, 2010 7:47 AM

Local contractor sues over VW bidding process

D.F. Chase and an Illinois company have sued various groups involved in the awarding of several construction contracts at Volkswagen's rising Chattanooga campus. SEE ALSO: D.F. Chase's two contract wins in Chattanooga
Sep 8, 2009 9:52 AM

VW seeking new ad brains

The Pride of Chattanooga says that, even though advertising wunderkinder Crispin Porter has done nice work, it is going to consider other agency options as it ramps up its U.S. growth plan. The account is worth more than $200 million.
Aug 18, 2009 7:14 AM

VW expects 100,000 applications

The auto maker's Chattanooga HR chief says his team is building a system to handle 100,000 job applications for the less than 2,000 it expects to begin bringing on early next year. SEE ALSO: VW of America boss Stefan Jacoby talks to The Detroit News about VW's plans, including how it will fix a brand that "got a little bit lost."
Aug 13, 2009 11:36 AM

Nashvillians land some more VW work

The La Vergne operation of Schneider Electric will handle the electrical work on the heating and cooling building at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant. The firm bid $3.6 million for the job.
Jul 1, 2009 12:45 AM

VW supplier bringing 200+ jobs to Chattanooga

The U.S. arm of Spain's Gestamp will invest $90 million in a stamping operation at the Enterprise South Industrial Park. Within three years, the company will employ 230 people at the site near Volkswagen's plant.
Jun 25, 2009 9:07 AM