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VW Credit expands Illinois facility

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- VW Credit Inc., which finances the purchase of Volkswagen and Audi automobiles in the United States, has expanded its suburban Chicago office by 30,000 square feet.

Officials of VW Credit said Wednesday the $10 million expansion will accommodate 150 additional workers the company expects to add to the payroll through 2018. The facility current houses about 530 employees.

VW Credit chief financial officer Christian Dahlheim said the company has been experiencing a surge in growth in recent years. He said the Libertyville center is the company's man facility for customer service in the U.S. and Canada.