Mike Pare

Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

Report Projects Volkswagen to Be First to Profit From Manufacturing Electric Vehicles

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A new report picks Volkswagen as the first incumbent global carmaker to make money selling electric vehicles, with profits expected to arrive by 2022.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
March 12, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

3PL Giant Kenco Offers Residential Delivery

Kenco truck Kenco Group

Logistics giant Kenco has started offering “white glove” home delivery of merchandise for some of its business customers in five areas of the country, including Chattanooga, Tenn., with plans to expand the service.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
December 2, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Volkswagen Breaks Ground on Chattanooga, Tenn., Electric Vehicle Facility

Breaking ground for Volkswagen facility in Tennessee Officials with the state of Tennessee, city of Chattanooga and Volkswagen at the groundbreaking event for the Volkswagen electric vehicle facility Nov. 13, 2019. (Erin O. Smith/Chattanooga Times Free Press via Associated Press)

Marking construction of an electric vehicle facility in Chattanooga, Volkswagen of America today broke ground on an $800 million expansion that will add more than 700,000 square feet of new space to its plant.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
November 13, 2019
Business, Technology, TCA

Chattanooga VW Will Source EV Batteries From New Georgia Factory

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Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn., electric vehicle assembly plant will use batteries produced at a $1.67 billion factory in Georgia.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
March 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

New Tennessee FedEx Distribution Center Loaded With Technology, Officials Say

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Every one of the up to 12,000 parcels an hour going through the new FedEx Ground distribution center in Chattanooga is run by what officials call a scanner channel.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
September 7, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Eyes Chattanooga as Testing Ground for Driverless Trucking

Freightliner's Inspiration Truck Daimler Trucks North America

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s new director said Aug. 23 the lab is considering testing in Chattanooga related to autonomous driving and long-haul trucking.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
August 24, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx to Open $30 Million Distribution Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.

FedEx Ground Trailer Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Parcel delivery company FedEx Ground plans to unwrap a new $30 million distribution center next month in Chattanooga that’s expected to employ about 300 people.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
August 22, 2017

Tennessee Logistics Firm Tranco Launches International Shipping Venture


Chattanooga, Tenn.-based logistics and warehousing company Tranco is going global with the launch of a venture to handle international shipping.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
April 12, 2017

$30 Million FedEx Distribution Center to Open in Chattanooga

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A new $30 million FedEx Ground distribution center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, being built off Interstate 75 will open in August 2017, officials said March 21.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
March 22, 2016