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Volkswagen: Eyeing Nash County for production plant?

Possible locations for Volkswagen discussed US production plans are all over the place, no Nash County is said to be a contender.

The story, which initially appeared in a Detroit trade magazine on Saturday, indicated that VW hopes to build a large plant somewhere in the Southeast and have it producing cars no later than 2011. Nash County, it seems, is a contender to be the future home of that plant.

Volkswagen is considering four locations for a new plant, possibly including this 1,022-acre parcel on N.C. 33 in Whitakers.

The German auto company reportedly needs at least 1,000 acres for the project and hopes to immediately get to work. Volkswagen is considering locations in Georgia; Anderson, S.C.; Nash County; and one other unnamed North Carolina location, the Automotive News report said. The auto group hopes to move quickly in a location where land already is available.

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Source: Rocky Mount Telegram