CHATTANOOGA, TN – Volkswagen AG apparently never got the memo that auto makers should downsize their manufacturing footprint to accommodate dismal sales in the U.S. Instead, Europe’s largest auto maker stages a big celebration here in mid-May to mark completion of the first structural steel for VW’s $1 billion car assembly complex, scheduled for completion in early 2011. While U.S. auto makers are closing dozens of plants, Volkswagen of America Inc. is convinced it has a long-term shot ...

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