In this June 12, 2013, photo, workers assemble Volkswagen Passat sedans at the German automaker's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen is celebrating five years in Chattanooga.
The German-based company picked Chattanooga a half-decade ago as the site for its only U.S. auto assembly plant.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported plant manager Frank Fischer said in a statement Monday that the Chattanooga plant is an "unqualified success."
The plant anchors the Enterprise South industrial park — an old military ordnance plant site.
The assembly plant is LEED Platinum-certified. It produces the Volkswagen Passat, and more than 150,000 of them were built in 2012.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com