Why Is Tennessee's Auto Sector Expanding When The Industry Is In Flux? | Nashville Public Radio

Why Is Tennessee's Auto Sector Expanding When The Industry Is In Flux?

Dec 5, 2018

Tennessee has been announcing new suppliers and expanding plants, even though the auto industry as a whole is facing declining sales and shifting tastes.

General Motors recently shook up the auto industry with massive job cuts, but it spared workers in Middle Tennessee and even announced a new vehicle for its Spring Hill plant. Meanwhile, Nissan is updating its operations in Smyrna, and Volkswagen is reportedly looking at its Chattanooga plant for a series of new electric vehicles.

To sort out why Tennessee is doing better then other states with big auto sectors, WPLN's Jason Moon Wilkins spoke with Lindsay Chappell, news editor with industry publication Automotive News.