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The interior of a Chattanooga-built Volkswagen Passat. VW photo The interior of a Chattanooga-built Volkswagen Passat. VW photo

A $5.4 million dollar expansion in Chattanooga will add 190 new jobs.

Chattanooga Seating Systems will expand its existing Chattanooga facility. The company, which is a joint venture of Magna Seating and Hollingsworth Logistics, manufactures and supplies seats for vehicles assembled at Volkswagen Chattanooga. 

The expansion will update the existing facility to make room for new equipment. Chattanooga Seating will also be adding additional space by utilizing an unoccupied building near its current facility.

“We thank Chattanooga Seating for its investment and for bringing us one step closer toward our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high-quality jobs,” said Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

"As one of the first tier one VW suppliers to locate here, Chattanooga Seating has had a positive impact on our area," Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said. "With this expansion, they will more than double their workforce over the next five years and create good, middle-class jobs for more Chattanoogans.”

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