01/06/2020

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VW to close Chattanooga plant for one day

Volkswagen of America will shut its Chattanooga factory on Monday for deep cleansing as a...

Volkswagen of America will shut its Chattanooga factory on Monday for deep cleansing as a precautionary measure against the spreading coronavirus.

In a message to Automotive News, the automaker reported the shutdown will “let plant workforce time to make preparations for baby care all through the two-7 days college closure there. This will be compensated time off.

“We will also choose this time to augment the already greater sanitary and deep-cleansing actions carried out at our facility.”

The factory, which employs about three,800 persons, will reopen Tuesday.

The Chattanooga intricate is VW’s sole U.S. output facility. It builds the Atlas crossover and Passat sedan, and output of the ID4 electric car or truck is scheduled to commence there in 2022.