AB Volvo invests in U.S. powertrain plant

AB Volvo says its Volvo Powertrain division will invest in and expand its Hagerstown, MD, engine plant over the next four years to accommodate production of its next-generation diesel engine family for Volvo and Mack, the company's two North American truck brands. The 1.5-million sq.-ft. Hagerstown plant, which employs 1,200 people, has been producing Mack engines since 1961. The facility's one-millionth

AB Volvo says its Volvo Powertrain division will invest in and expand its Hagerstown, MD, engine plant over the next four years to accommodate production of its next-generation diesel engine family for Volvo and Mack, the company's two North American truck brands.

The 1.5-million sq.-ft. Hagerstown plant, which employs 1,200 people, has been producing Mack engines since 1961. The facility's one-millionth engine recently rolled off the production line.

The Volvo truck engines currently in operation in North America are built at Volvo Powertrain's plant in Sk^vde, Sweden. According to Leif Johansson, president and CEO of the Volvo Group, “This decision represents an important commitment to the North American truck market.”

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