Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) has made significant investments in North America and it has not gone unnoticed by key decision makers in America. This was clearly evident when U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, visited the company’s Shippensburg, PA, facility on Jan. 6.
Shuster braved sub-zero temperatures to visit the North American headquarters of Volvo CE in central Pennsylvania. He and his team toured the company’s expanded headquarters and saw first-hand the investments Volvo CE has made in North America.
Since announcing a series of investments in 2011, Volvo CE has added 300 jobs in the Shippensburg area, creating a total workforce of over 1,000 employees. The most recent investment phase at the facility – $100 million – has seen localized production of wheel loaders as well as the opening of a state of the-art environmentally sustainable headquarters building for the Americas region. These recent investments are a strong signal of Volvo’s commitment to North America – plus its bringing additional manufacturing and jobs to Pennsylvania.
Shuster and his team also got a glimpse of the future with a tour of the emerging North American customer center, which will be inaugurated in June. The facility will include an 80,000-square-foot training and customer event facility for Volvo dealers and customers. A new equipment demonstration area will replicate actual job sites, helping to accurately exhibit real world equipment performance.