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Tennessee's Roane County is now the home of Volkswagen's new Southeastern Regional Distribution Center (SERDC), officially opened June 25, 2013.
This new facility is the only silver LEED-certified distribution facility in the world.
The 459,000-plus square foot facility was built on 54.6 acres on Industrial Park Road at the entrance to Roane Regional Business and Technology Park (RRBTP) on I-40 (Exit #362).
The Volkswagen Group of America’s Roane facility will be used first as a redistribution center (RDC), servicing warehouses, but will then become a parts distribution center (PDC), serving more than 100 dealers in the surrounding regions as well as the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The PDC will distribute parts to approximately 122 Volkswagen and Audi dealers in the Southeast.
The RDC will support US, Canada, Mexico; first, Volkswagen U.S. facility exporting parts globally. The RDC will distribute all New Passat domestic parts.
The new PDC will provide warehouse space for forecasted market sales growth.
Roane Regional Business and Technology Park (RRBTP)
Acreage: VWGoA Site - 54.6 acres
Location fronts the interstate (I-40); only 5 minutes from the I-75 corridor site; bordered to the north by the Clinch River and to the south by Interstate 40
$40 million - Volkswagen Group of America investment