- Associated Press - Friday, May 23, 2014

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Plastic Omnium Auto Exteriors is constructing a new facility to supply the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, creating 300 jobs over the next three years.

The French auto supplier is spending $65 million on the 27-acre facility to be located adjacent to the plant. It is expected to employ 184 new workers when it starts production.

Plastic Omnium has 110 plants in 30 countries, including 15 in North America. The company makes bumpers, fenders and plastic body panels for car manufacturers around the world.

Christian Koch, the president and CEO of Volkswagen Chattanooga, praised Plastic Omnium’s decision to locate near the plant, calling it “great news for Chattanooga and great news for Volkswagen, as well.”

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