Volkswagen Group of America Assembly Plant Paint Shop and Tank Farm

VWGoA – Chattanooga Operations, LLC
Chattanooga, TN
358,650 square feet
SSOE, Inc.
General Contracting

Walbridge was general contractor of the Paint Shop foundation and shell package and various structures at the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant, located on a 140-acre site in Chattanooga, Tenn. The contract consisted of concrete footings, foundations, slabs, pre-cast structural columns, structural steel, metal wall panels, roofing, a mechanical siphonic roof drain system and electrical grounding.

The 358,650-square-foot project package included a 33,550-square-foot utility and media structure, 17,125-square-foot RB1 building, 17,330-square-foot fire station, 153,000-square-foot training center fit-out (with Joint Venture Partner EMJ) and a Liquid Tank Farm (LTF).

The LTF consisted of one 3,104 square feet control building, seven underground tanks, one above ground tank, a fueling station and pump house equipped with two mixing skids, as well as canopies over the tank farm and fueling station. The seven 10,000-gallon (38,000-liter) underground storage tanks contain fluids such as diesel emission fluid, ethanol, ethylene glycol, diesel, gas, brake fluid and power steering fluids. One 4,000-gallon (15,000-liter) above-ground tank was built for storage of refrigerant R-134a.

The Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant is certified as LEED® Platinum – the highest certifiable level of green building – through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The plant manufactures mid-size sedans.