Senator Bob Corker delivered remarks in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Monday, after Volkswagen CEO Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn announced that the company will build its mid-size SUV in Chattanooga.
Senator Corker released the following statement on Volkswagen’s announcement:
“I deeply appreciate Volkswagen’s significant long-term commitment to the hometown and state that I love,” said Senator Corker. “I am grateful for Governor Haslam’s steady leadership, for our mayors, our great community leaders and the workers at the Chattanooga plant, whose commitment to excellence helped pave the way for today’s announcement. Finally, I am thankful to be able to help see this through to today’s conclusion.”
“One of the most meaningful days in my public service career occurred six years ago when I received the call from the Volkswagen boardroom that they had chosen Chattanooga,” added Corker. “Today’s announcement is a similar high point, as VW’s significantly expanded presence means that thousands of more families will benefit from the good paying jobs being created at the plant.”