Tennessee Rand has been awarded a contract to build robotic systems and tooling for a Tier 1 supplier to the new Volkswagen that will be built here in Chattanooga. Tennessee Rand had delivered the first system that will produce roof support assemblies for the new mid-sized sedan. The systems, that include Fanuc robots for spot welding, will be installed at the Tier 1 supplier’s plant in Bowling Green, KY. The welded assemblies will then be sent directly to Volkswagen for installation. 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.