$11.3 Million Invested in New VW Distribution and Training Centers

Volkswagen may be a German brand, but you can bet that it excels when it comes to operating in America. In fact, Volkswagen recently announced its intention to expand its American operations in a big way.

According to a Volkswagen press release, the automaker will invest $11.3 million in a new distribution center and training center in California.

$6.8 million of that commitment will go toward the completion of a Volkswagen distribution center in Rocklin, California. This facility will construct and distribute vehicles to 94 dealerships across the West Coast.

The remaining $4.5 million will be allocated to the creation of a brand-new service training center, set to be located nearby in Eastvale, California.

“The new parts distribution center and upcoming training center in California is a testament to Volkswagen Group of America’s continued investment and commitment to the U.S market, our customers, and dealers,” said Hinrich J. Woebcken, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “The company remains focused on these types of strategic investments that will enable long-term growth in the United States.”

With the implementation of these two new VW distribution and training centers, Volkswagen has ensured that the very best of its North American specialists and vehicles will be headed to the California area!

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How and When to Get Into Memphis Attractions for Free

If you have kids who have the summer off of school, you are probably looking for fun activities to do with them. Fortunately, Memphis, Tennessee has plenty of attractions to entertain. Visiting these attractions can be difficult if you are working on a tight budget. However, many of the museums and zoos of Memphis offer free admission to Tennessee residents during certain periods of the week. Here’s how and when to get into Memphis attractions for free!

ElephantThe Memphis Zoo

The Memphis Zoo is home to more than 3,500 species of animals, and you can see them all for free when you visit the Zoo after 2pm on Tuesdays.

National Civil Rights Museum

The National Civil Rights Museum documents the events of one of the most important chapters of American history, and you can visit without charge on Mondays after 3 pm.

Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum

Soul music is the true soul of the city of Memphis. This museum can be experienced for free on Tuesdays between 2pm and 7pm.

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Soul music isn’t the only form of art that Memphis is known for. On Wednesdays between 10am and 8pm, guests can enter the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art for an optional pay-what-you-can fee.