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Success made in hometown America.

At Volkswagen Group of America we strive for the exceptional. And our goal is simple: To inspire passion in one million new Volkswagen and Audi drivers each year in the United States by 2018.

That’s why we are investing $4 billion, even in a tough economy, to expand our U.S. operations. We are opening a new assembly plant in Tennessee and working even harder from coast to coast at all of our corporate, subsidiary and dealer locations.

It’s really all about the American dream — turning challenges into opportunities with hard work and good people.

The Volkswagen Academy is an innovative training center preparing employees for work at the new Chattanooga plant. High-tech classrooms also feature all the aspects of the manufacturing facility on a smaller scale to allow for hands-on training, including a machining area, welding area, electricity lab, autotronics center, automotive diagnostics area, and more. The Academy provides advanced vocational programs and promotes personal growth for workers and for those seeking employment. This dual educational track is designed to help workers prepare mentally and physically, so that when they enter the plant they are experts in their field. Partners in the project include: the State of Tennessee, Chattanooga State Community College, Tennessee Technology Center, Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The 163,000-square-foot center also offers meeting facilities open to the community.

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When we opened our first location in the United States in 1955, we offered just one model — the enduring cultural icon affectionately known as the Beetle. While the fun-loving Beetle and the “Bus” were capturing American hearts, Audi was quickening pulses with quality, performance and technological innovation. Audi joined the Volkswagen Group in 1965. And we’ve been hard at work, growing at home in America ever since. With the June 15 Times Square unveiling of the all-new Jetta 2011, the love story continues for all the hardworking Americans who engineer, manufacture, sell, service or drive our family of vehicles. Read more »

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America at its best — hard at work.

Our new hometown America assembly plant begins production in 2011 in Chattanooga, Tenn., using smart technology and environmental design for clean production. The energy-saving facility with an annual capacity of 150,000 vehicles will produce a new midsize sedan designed for the North American market; 30 percent will be powered by Volkswagen’s TDI Clean Diesel technology. Read more »

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Bringing our company closer to our customers.

Like our vehicles, our company is made stronger by many components working as one. With corporate, subsidiary and dealer locations all across America, our four largest locations are: Read more »

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Connecting with our customers.

An automobile is more than the sum of its parts. It is a reflection of the soul of all the different people who engineer, manufacture, sell, service and drive it. Each of our brands has its own character. Each inspires passion and loyalty. Each connects with the heart, mind and soul. Read more »

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On June 4, 2010, Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations opened the Volkswagen Academy, an innovative training center that will prepare employees for work at the Chattanooga plant, host an advanced vocational program and provide meeting facilities for outside groups. The center will promote personal growth for workers and will provide opportunities for those seeking employment, working closely with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and Tennessee Technological University to ensure that local talent are exposed to Volkswagen early on. Read more »

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