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VW holds its National Meeting in New Orleans
In the news: More than two hundred fifty Volkswagen of American Inc. corporate and field employees will gather in New Orleans beginning Tuesday, January 16 through Thursday, January 18 for the company’s National Field Meeting. Volkswagen employees will also help rebuild the city’s public school music programs by donating Volkswagen-branded musical instruments such as guitars. They will also help in renovating a music classroom destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
According to Matthias Seidl, Chief Operating Officer for the Volkswagen brand, "We chose New Orleans because it has always been a great place for business and entertainment. There is a correlation between the city and our company. We've both made progress the past year as Volkswagen sales are up 4.9 percent, while New Orleans has made vast improvements in rebuilding and re-establishing itself as an epicenter of culture and entertainment. The Volkswagen brand has long been recognized for its ties to music and art, and we look forward to bringing New Orleans back to its creative roots." Seidl is also responsible for Volkswagen’s field organization.
Last Tuesday, January 16, forty employees of Volkswagen have rebuilt the music room at the Lafayette Academy on South Carrollton Ave. Armed with their personal supplies and materials donated by Home Depot the forty volunteer employees has given the charter elementary/middle school’s music room a new coat of paint, a number of storage cabinets, and a music-themed wall mural. Volkswagen for its part will donate fifty-six First Act guitars to the Tipitina’s Foundation. The thirteen public high schools in the city will be provided with four guitars each.
Representatives and student interns from the Tipitina’s Foundation are going to accept the guitars on behalf of the schools at an even that will be held on January 16, 2007, Thursday at Tipitina’s French Quarter. The highlight of the said event will include a special performance bythe students together with popular local artist—Theresa Anderson.
And here is what Bill Taylor, Executive Director of the Tiptina’s Foundation has to say, "We welcome Volkswagen to New Orleans and appreciate their contributions to rebuilding the city's musical foundations."
Volkswagen’s National Field Meeting brings together more than 250 employees who work everyday as liaisons between Volkswagen of America, Inc.’s headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan and the nearly 600 US dealers. The annual meeting is a venue for Volkswagen to discuss its 2007 business strategy.
Volkswagen AG, manufacturer of quality VW inner tie rod, is an automobile manufacturer based in Wolfsburg, Germany. It is the world’s fourth largest car producer after GM, Toyota and Ford. Volkswagen means “people’s car” in German. It has a tagline written in German “Aus Liebe zum Automobil" which when translated would mean "For the love of the car" - or, "For Love of the People's Cars.”
About the Author: James Russel grew up in Los Angeles and is 35 years old. He works as a marketing analyst for a supplier of automotive parts in the United States. On his spare time, he loves to spruce up his vehicle.