Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) Assembly Plant is awarding a 2009 Volvo highway tractor featuring a Volvo D16, a 16-liter 600 horsepower engine, to Pulaski County High Schools for the creation of curriculum where high school students can learn fundamental truck systems, assembly and repair techniques.
“Securing a sustainable future for our families, communities and business partners starts here in the New River Valley Plant with the education and development of our youth,” said Franky Marchand, vice president and general manager of NRV. “As professional truck builders, our people deliver premier products and strive to assure the ultimate customer experience through continuous improvement and personal development.”
The tractor was awarded Dec. 8 at NRV in conjunction with the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce Business Fair.
“We work to inspire the next generation of truck builder through community- and industrial-based events, such as National Manufacturing Day,” Marchand said. “Activities based on the sciences and engineering are one way to lay the foundation for jobs in the future. Add hands-on training in manufacturing to the educational mix and you create a win-win opportunity for the student and our community.”