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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 12, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Sixty-five jobs at Volvo Powertrain North America's Washington County plant were cut last month, the company said Tuesday as it announced a larger round of layoffs in Sweden. Spokeswoman Ilse Ghysens said the Washington County jobs mostly were white collar and were from a range of departments. Ghysens said the cuts were connected to the effects of a rough economy. "It was a very bad downturn all of a sudden in Europe," she said. The local cuts took effect Oct. 23, Ghysens said.
By ROXANN MILLER | | May 4, 2012
Volvo Construction Equipment broke ground Friday on the first phase of a $100-million expansion to make Shippensburg, Pa., the new Volvo Americas headquarters, generating several hundred jobs and a financial jolt to the local economy. “We're here to create jobs. We're here to create a future for the employees that we have, but also to partner up with the community,” said Goran Lindgren, president of sales region Americas.  Upon completion, the Shippensburg expansion will include a new, 36,000-square-foot Volvo Americas headquarters, a customer-demonstration center and a new production line of wheel loaders, excavators and off-highway haulers, said Bill Law, vice president of corporate communications for Volvo Construction Equipment Americas.
March 4, 2011
Home-based business open house A home-based business open house is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hager's Crossing Community Center, behind the Hagerstown Walmart. There will be more than a dozen home-based businesses represented, including home-party businesses such as Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, Celebrating Home, Arbonne, Mary Kay, Avon, Thirty One, Creative Memories, Amway and Touchstone Crystal, as well as those in the floral design, and home remodeling and repair business sectors.
July 6, 2007
Carlos Hungria has been appointed senior vice president of Volvo Powertrain and head of Volvo Powertrain North America in Hagers-town, effective Aug. 1. Currently, Hungria is vice president of Purchasing and Supply Management at Volvo Construction Equipment in Brussels. Hungria has a Ph.D. in process engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, and a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from the Federal University of Parana, Brazil. He began his career with the Volvo Group in 1979 at Volvo do Brazil and has since held a number of management positions in Volvo companies in Brazil, Sweden and the United States.
by DAVE McMILLION | August 30, 2002
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County officials said Thursday they are willing to work with the developers of the Locust Hill subdivision in an attempt to build a temporary road to replace deteriorating Oakmont Road, which has drawn complaints from property owners. Oakmont Road, a main road through Locust Hill, has been deteriorating because of a large amount of housing construction in the subdivision, said county officials. A temporary road is being considered because development in Locust Hill is expected to continue for several more years, and the heavy construction equipment traffic associated with the growth will cause wear and tear on Oakmont Road, said Paul Raco, director of planning, zoning and engineering for the county.
August 10, 2010
Work crews from Slurry Pavers Inc. will begin sealing cracks in existing pavement beginning today at 7 a.m., weather permitting. The work is being done as part of the City's Pavement Preservation Program. The work will be performed on the following streets: o Security Road between North Cleveland Avenue and Pangborn Boulevard o Pangborn Boulevard between Security Road and Monet Drive o Conrad Court o Opal Court o Professional Court The crack-sealing work is a mobile operation and the contractor will use flaggers, signs, cones and other devices to control traffic around the work zone, the city said in a press release.
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | September 13, 2003
A Boonsboro man narrowly avoided serious injury north of Hagerstown on Friday when a heavy piece of construction equipment fell and struck him, police and a worker there said. Eugene Griffith Jr., 26, of Boonsboro was taken to Washington County Hospital. He was conscious when he left the scene, said Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class Andrew Smith. His condition was not known Friday evening. He was still listed as being treated in the emergency room, a hospital spokeswoman said.
October 9, 2007
FUNKSTOWN - The 729th Brigade Support Battalion, Maryland Army National Guard, donated a patriotic lithograph that depicts deployed citizen soldiers from across the country. The Hagerstown unit contributed the lithograph to the Funkstown Legion Post No. 211 in memory of all the soldiers who made sacrifices for freedom. "Spending time with former veterans is always an enjoyable time," Burnett said. "I have been a Legion member for the past seven years and wouldn't trade the opportunity to be part of a great organization.
By HEATHER KEELS | December 12, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Volvo Powertrain North America will lay off 142 workers at its Washington County plant effective Jan. 5, spokeswoman Ilse Ghysens said Friday. The layoffs are a result of the economic slowdown and will coincide with cutbacks in engine and transmission production, Ghysens said. "It's of course very unfortunate to make this decision but that's what we have to do right now with the current market conditions," she said. The plant will cut transmission production by a third and engine production by 25 percent, Ghysens said.
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