Alexander Statement on Volkswagen and Gestamp Announcement of Chattanooga Expansion

Posted on June 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, June 23 – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on Volkswagen and auto supplier Gestamp’s announcement that Gestamp plans to expand its Chattanooga facility, adding more than 500 new jobs in Tennessee:

“The expansion of Gestamp’s existing Chattanooga facility is good news for Chattanooga, and just one more example of Tennessee being the ideal place for the automotive industry to make in the United States what they sell in the United States.  Today, one-third of Tennessee manufacturing jobs are auto related, and investment in automotive manufacturing is an important part of how our state will continue to attract good-paying jobs.”

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