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NEWS
March 16, 2011
Editor's note: Volvo Construction Equipment announced Tuesday it would invest $100 million into its North America operations and bring its regional sales and rental activities to its Shippensburg plant off U.S. 11. Herald-Mail staff writer Roxann Miller sat down with Meg Dameron, communications manager at Volvo Construction Equipment in Shippensburg, to talk about the transition.   Herald-Mail: Is the product line different than what you currently produce? Meg Dameron: "Most of what we make now is in the road machinery product range.
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NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | 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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
by LAURA ERNDE | June 9, 2002
laurae@herald-mail.com It takes a piece of equipment as bulky as a small bus, costing about $350,000, just to make a baseball-sized hole in a piece of rock. "Drilling in rock is hard work," said Byron Myers, a salesman for J.W. Burress Inc. of Roanoke, Va. Rock drills are needed to develop the notoriously rocky land in the Tri-State area. Blasting companies pack those small holes with explosive powder to blow the rock into rubble, he said. Myers' Reedrill model was one of many pieces of construction equipment on display Saturday at the Associated Builders and Contractors of the Cumberland Valley's annual trade show and picnic.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | September 13, 2002
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Developers of the Locust Hill subdivision will put a new surface on deteriorating Oakmont Road following citizen complaints about the condition of the road, a county official said last week. Developers of the subdivision told the Jefferson County Commission last week they will put down a 31/2-inch temporary pavement on the road to improve travel on the street. The new road base will take about 60 days to put down, the developers said. A 7,000-foot section of Oakmont Road has been deteriorating because of a large amount of housing construction in the subdivision, county officials said.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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