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Volvo Breaks Ground

Volvo-ConstructionMay 4, 2012 – Volvo Construction Equipment broke ground on the first phase of a $100 million expansion of its site in Shippensburg, Pa. The first phase includes construction of a new headquarters office. Volvo CE is making a commitment to have machines built locally. The expansion will bring production of some key product lines to Shippensburg. The new series of wheel loaders (L60G, L70G and L90G) will be the first of three new machine types expected to come off the production line. Larger models of the wheel loader, excavator and articulated hauler product lines are planned in the future. The factory could eventually produce 70 percent of Volvo Construction Equipment machines sold in North American. President of Sales Region Americas Göran Lindgren says it’s an exciting time for everyone involved.  “This groundbreaking symbolizes Volvo CE’s commitment to North America and indeed to the whole Americas region,” said Lindgren. “The investment will increase the company’s flexibility and agility, enabling us to meet customer demands faster.”