New York Students Awarded With Visit to Porsche Factory


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07-13-2003, 01:51 AM
ATLANTA, July 9 -- Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart,
played host-for-a-day to a group of students from New York. 30 students,
between the ages of 16 and 18, together with their supervisors, participated
in a tour of the Porsche plant in Zuffenhausen, the "birthplace" of the 911
and Boxster sports cars. The program included a walk-through of the
production area, a visit to the Porsche Museum and a trip to the Training
Center.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030709/ATW022 )
The visit took place as part of an initiative known as "The Bridge New
York - Berlin", which German Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schroder, together
with German companies, initiated last year as a response to the terrorist
attack of September 11. This long-term project, which is also being actively
supported by Porsche AG, is geared toward fostering mutual tolerance and
international understanding between German and American youth. It is targeted
to students from New York who have never travelled abroad. The initiative
bears the cost of inviting them to Germany, where they are organized into
several groups. In the course of a two-week round trip, the students are
introduced to the history, culture, political system and economy of the
Federal Republic of Germany. By housing the guests with German families, they
are assured a wide range of personal contacts. Last year approximately 400
youth took part in the program.
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga., and its
subsidiary, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., are the exclusive importers of Porsche
vehicles for the United States and Canada. A wholly owned, indirect
subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche AG, PCNA employs approximately 200
people who provide Porsche vehicles, parts, marketing and training for its 204
U.S. and Canadian dealers. They, in turn, provide Porsche owners with best-
in-class service.



SOURCE Porsche Cars North America
Web Site: http://www.porsche.com

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