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Front Page - Friday, May 8, 2020

VW Chattanooga reassesses restart; extends shutdown

Volkswagen Chattanooga has reassessed its plans to resume production. Before setting a new start date, Volkswagen will weigh the readiness of the supplier base, as well as market demand and the status of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The company says it will continue the work to start production from an organizational perspective and refine and strengthen the health and safety measures to safeguard its employees.

The factory suspended production March 21 before stay-at-home mandates from state and local government out of internal caution.

Volkswagen says its employees and production contractors received full pay and benefits during this time for three additional weeks of compensation.

On April 11, Volkswagen placed production and maintenance employees on temporary emergency furlough. Furloughed employees continued to receive health care benefits and coverage of premiums.

Source: Volkswagen Chattanooga