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Manufacturing

Michael Edward Miller / WUTC

Volkswagen is investing $340 million in its Chattanooga plant to build a new version of its Atlas SUV — a version that will seat five people, unlike the current model that seats seven. Officials made the announcement Monday at the plant and unveiled a concept sketch of the new Atlas.

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As the holiday shopping season ends and return season begins, customers might not realize that many of those items they send back could end up in landfills across the country.

Julieta Martinelli / WPLN

A Chinese-owned company that makes memory foam pillows and mattresses opened its first American manufacturing plant in La Vergne on Tuesday.

Sinomax, which has provided products for Walmart stores since 2006, invested $28 million in the new facility and is expected to create 350 local jobs. 

General Motors

General Motors announced Tuesday it’s adding a third shift to the company’s Spring Hill plant, hiring 650 workers and increasing production.                

Nissan

Franklin-based Nissan North America posted strong sales gains in September. That’s despite analysts predicting a slowdown of sales in the U.S. auto market.