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ROOM FOR VOLKSWAGEN
(2008-07-09)
(wgvu) - If Volkswagen decides to build its
U.S. assembly plant in the South, the German company will join
other foreign automakers that are turning the region into a hotbed
of car manufacturing.
The South offers automakers ample highway and rail systems. But
its main attraction is this: Current auto plant workers, even those
who are victims of other industries exporting jobs, have resisted
United Auto Workers efforts to organize them.
VW executives have narrowed their site options to Alabama,
Tennessee and Michigan.
The plant will be part of Volkswagen's strategy to increase its
presence in the U.S., where the maker of the Jetta, Golf and Beetle
has just 2 percent of the market.
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