Tennessee Rand has been awarded a contract to build robotic systems and tooling for a Tier 2 supplier to the new Volkswagen that will be built here in Chattanooga. Tennessee Rand is currently building the system that will produce Front Seat Back assemblies for the new mid-sized sedan. The system, that includes ABB robots for both spot welding and arc welding, will be installed at the Tier 2 supplier’s plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The welded assemblies will then be sent to the Tier 1 supplier located in Chattanooga for installation of foam and trim before delivery to VW. This is one of several projects that Tennessee Rand is involved in, supporting Volkswagen and their suppliers as they work toward building vehicles in Chattanooga in 2011. We are proud to be a part of this project.