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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 16, 2012
The Volvo Powertrain plant near Hagerstown celebrated the creation of 50 new jobs with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon. Plant Vice President Wade Watson said before the ceremony that workers at the Hagerstown facility will start serial production of the company's new automated manual transmissions next week. The systems will be installed in heavy trucks. “It's a proud moment for this factory,” Watson said. “We've been here for 50 years, and this is a continued evolution of the change this factory has been through.
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by MALCOLM GUNN/Wheelbase Communications | November 23, 2003
There are cars that are famous for winning races, crossing continents and scaling high peaks. But how many have ever been considered genuine movie stars in their own right? The Volvo P1800 can lay claim to that kind of fame. For most North Americans and many non-Nordic Europeans, the P1800's producer was synonymous with idiosyncratic car construction. Volvo's feet were firmly planted on the sidelines of mainstream automobile culture and seemed destined to remain there. The P1800 helped change that.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | December 19, 2012
Smelly, dirty, greasy, men, noise. These are descriptions a few of the Washington County Public Schools guidance counselors gave when Volvo Group Trucks Operations Vice President Wade Watson asked what they think of when they hear “diesel engines.” Approximately 70 guidance counselors, from elementary to high schools, listened to Watson talk about changing perceptions of manufacturing, including job opportunities and workplaces. “We've really modernized the way of working, (we)
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by JASON STEIN / Wheelbase Communications | October 2, 2006
How, exactly, does a premium Swedish car company take root from nothing but a conversation over dinner? How does a name become synonymous with safety? And how do Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson, two men with three simple rules, go down in history as the team responsible for creating the legendary Volvo brand? The story is, as the historians tell it, quite literally a fishy one. Gabrielsson, an economics major and a sales genius for a Swedish ball-bearing company became the money guy. Larson was the idea man and an engineer and designer who had worked as a trainee at White & Poppe in Coventry, England, where he was involved in the design of Morris engines.
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November 11, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police on Friday investigated a collision involving a vehicle and a train, the second in four days in Franklin County. Police said Lloyd W. Russell, 23, was westbound in a Volvo tractor truck on Lighthouse Road in Guilford Township at 10:42 a.m. when he failed to stop at the Norfolk Southern railroad crossing just west of U.S. 11. The truck was hit by a southbound freight train whose crew members were Dennis W. Meeks, 63, of Chester, Pa., and Francis R. Krempa, 59, of Pittston, Pa. Police said the crossing had a stop sign, but no gates or warning lights.
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by KEN CHESTER, JR./Motor News Media Corporation | September 26, 2003
At the heart of the 2004 Volvo S40 sedan is Volvo value and character. A true Volvo, the S40 boasts a full complement of safety features, sophisticated chassis design and interior amenities. Continuing to build on its reputation as Volvo virtue at an affordable price, the S40 sedan's four-cylinder engine received a 10-horsepower increase for the 2003 model year. For 2004, the Swedish automaker will offer a new Limited Sport Edition Package with a production run of only 2,500 units.
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June 11, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. -- A woman was arrested Thursday after the car she was driving traveled the wrong way on U.S. 15 and Interstate 270 for seven miles, causing three car crashes, according to a Maryland State Police press release. Amanda Tyerar, 21, of Gaithersburg, Md., was charged with DUI, troopers said. The incident started Thursday at 1:54 a.m. when state police received multiple calls from residents about a Volvo S40 going the wrong way on U.S. 15 near Patrick Street, troopers said.
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By LAURA ERNDE | June 8, 2002
laurae@herald-mail.com It will cost more than $100 million to build a new production line for Volvo truck engines at Mack Trucks Inc.'s Hagerstown plant, local economic development officials said Friday. Volvo, Mack's Swedish parent company, announced last month it would center its North American Powertrain Division in Hagerstown, which means all the engines for Volvo heavy trucks sold in North America will be made here in addition to Mack truck engines and transmissions. The new engines are under development and won't be put into production until 2004 to 2007.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 23, 2004
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA - The driver of a Volvo passenger car died Friday afternoon when his car ran off U.S. 522 in Morgan County, hit a tree and rolled at least once, police said. West Virginia State Police Trooper Z.L. Nine declined to release the victim's name because he said he had not yet notified the man's next of kin. He said the car had a California license plate on it. Three passengers who were asleep in the car when the accident happened were not injured, Nine said.
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April 26, 2011
A Hagerstown man was charged with operating an unsafe vehicle on the highway and failure to drive right of center after his car struck an oncoming car on Longmeadow Road and a house Tuesday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Kirk Mathers, 26, was transported to Meritus Medical Center after the 11:54 a.m. crash, according to a news release from Deputy First Class Bryan Teets. Mathers was driving a 1990 Volvo east on Longmeadow Road near Corello Drive when he began having car trouble, the release said.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 2, 2013
A student housing unit at Kaplan University in Hagerstown had been used for anything but that for a number of years, but is now returning to its original purpose by accommodating both university students and Volvo interns, according to the president of the university's Maryland campuses. “We had a building that outlived its usefulness, or so it seemed,” Christopher Motz said recently. In the future there could be greater need for student housing, some of it for other institutions and businesses, he said.
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May 30, 2013
Meritus Health's Kids' Stuff Yard Sale will take place Saturday, June 8, from 7 a.m to noon. Volvo partners with Meritus Health for the event by providing its campus as space. Proceeds from vendor spaces sold for the event benefit the perinatal bereavement program at Meritus Medical Center, which offers support for parents who have lost a child at birth. The sale is for maternity and children's items only. The event will take place rain or shine on the Volvo campus at 13302 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | April 26, 2013
After donning a bright yellow vest and plastic safety glasses, Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown got to see what goes on behind the scenes at the Mack/Volvo Powertrain manufacturing plant during a Friday afternoon tour of the facility north of Hagerstown. “It's exciting,” Brown said. “We've got nearly 1,400 employees in skilled jobs, family-supporting jobs. And that Volvo calls Maryland home, that means a lot to us.” Brown's visit included time to meet with Volvo officials privately before the tour to talk about potential state partnerships with the large Washington County employer on future job-growth initiatives and plant expansion.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 21, 2013
Volvo Construction Equipment celebrated its $100 million investment in its new national headquarters in Shippensburg during a day-long ceremony Thursday. The company also unveiled its first U.S.-built wheel loaders as they rolled off the assembly line at the Franklin County plant Thursday. “This should serve as a very clear signal that Volvo CE is committed to this market and in a better position than ever before to offer our customers products that are made by Americans, for Americans,” Volvo Construction Equipment President Pat Olney said in a statement.
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March 10, 2013
Volvo Powertrain North America is donating a $20,000 piece of equipment, used to test manufactured parts, to Williamsport High School's manufacturing and pre-engineering program, Washington County Public Schools officials said. The Board of Education voted unanimously March 5 to accept the donation. School board President Justin Hartings said it was a generous gift. The coordinates machine determines how accurate a manufactured item is to the drawing for the item, according to George Phillips, supervisor of enrichment and career technology education.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | February 15, 2013
A local Greencastle business is doubling the size of its operations by moving to a new 12,000-square-foot facility in Antrim Commons Business Park this summer. Gate 7 Ltd., a company based in Newcastle, England, is moving from its 6,500-square-foot building at 145 Pine Drive, Greencastle, to a state-of-the-art facility on Armada Drive in Greencastle. “We are pleased to expand our operations in the United States as a result of our continued growth,” company vice president John Reay said.
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February 4, 2013
One of Volvo Group Hagerstown Site's more than 100 Operational Development teams had an idea that raised $32,000 for The Salvation Army.  On Jan. 25, team members toured The Salvation Army facility to see for themselves how donations have been used and are being allocated to an existing vital project.  The idea is known by the site's 1,400 employees as “vBay.” “It started in late 2011, when we assessed the collection of items and...
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December 22, 2012
David D. Hedstrom, 57, passed away Sunday Dec. 16, 2012. Born Oct. 14, 1955, in Caribou, Maine, he was the son of Theodore and Evelyn (Larsson) Hedstrom. He was married to Kathleen Allen Hedstrom on July 11, 1981. David was employed by Volvo in Shippensburg, Pa. He was an active member of Zion Reformed Church, Society of Agricultural Engineers and Williamson Ruritan. He loved gardening, woodworking and helping others.     David is survived by his wife, Kathleen Hedstrom of St. Thomas, Pa.; two children, Megan M. Carey of Chambersburg, Pa., and David D. Hedstrom II of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Marie Garland and Letha Van Kirk; and four brothers, Marvin, Warren, Gary and Alton Hedstrom.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | December 19, 2012
Smelly, dirty, greasy, men, noise. These are descriptions a few of the Washington County Public Schools guidance counselors gave when Volvo Group Trucks Operations Vice President Wade Watson asked what they think of when they hear “diesel engines.” Approximately 70 guidance counselors, from elementary to high schools, listened to Watson talk about changing perceptions of manufacturing, including job opportunities and workplaces. “We've really modernized the way of working, (we)
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November 22, 2012
Volvo Construction Equipment recently donated four diesel engines to Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center for the diesel and agricultural mechanics programs, which are a part of the school's transportation academy. The diesel engines are the same type found in many Volvo CE machines. The mechanics program at the career center trains students on how to repair and service diesel engines and heavy equipment, according to a news release. “Students who go through this program are employable when they leave this school thanks in part to the hands-on instruction they receive.
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