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April 2, 2012
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., is expected to announce $500,000 in federal funding related to Volvo Construction Equipment at an event Tuesday. Shuster, state Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, local elected officials and Volvo representatives will be discussing improvements at the intersection of U.S. 11 and Rowe Road. The planned expansion of Volvo Construction Equipment's facility in Shippensburg is part of an estimated $100 million investment that will create direct and indirect jobs in the region, according to a news release.
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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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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | November 1, 2011
As early as next month, the Franklin County Career and Technology Center will offer a new mechanical-assembly training program created through a partnership with Volvo Construction Equipment designed to give students an edge in today's tough job market. Career Center Director Keith Yohn said students selected for the new course "will have an advantage in the labor market over other students they graduate with. " As the need for workers with assembly-related skills continues to grow, Yohn said this partnership would provide a ready-made workforce.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 15, 2011
Volvo Construction Equipment announced Tuesday it will invest $100 million in its Franklin County, Pa., campus and start producing wheel loaders, excavators and off-highway haulers there. Volvo also will establish its North American sales headquarters and rentals program in Shippensburg, according to a news release. The initiative, lasting through September 2012, will transfer all operations from the company's Asheville, N.C., facilities, corporate spokeswoman Beatrice Cardon said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 12, 2011
With eight projects under way in 2011, including a $100 million investment from Volvo Construction Equipment, Franklin County, Pa., is recovering from the stressed economy of 2009 and 2010, county leaders said Thursday. "Franklin County is well positioned. We're going to be growing," said L. Michael Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp. Ross met with the Franklin County Commissioners to discuss economic development. He reviewed recently completed projects and some ongoing high-profile ones, such as the Volvo Construction Equipment expansion in Shippensburg and $94 million Norfolk Southern intermodal facility being developed in Antrim Township.
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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.
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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
October 1, 2008
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) will move the majority of its motor grader activities from Goderich, Ontario, Canada, to the company's facility in Shippensburg, the company announced Tuesday. Volvo CE will incur an estimated restructuring cost of approximately $45 million, which will be recorded in the third quarter of 2008, according to a news release. The decision to consolidate the industrial operations for road machinery in North America to Shippensburg was taken to improve the competitiveness and profitability of the total road machinery business and will also reduce the company's exposure to exchange rate fluctuations within North America, the release states.
NEWS
December 16, 2009
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- What's bad for Asheville, N.C., is good for south-central Pennsylvania when it comes to the closing of a Volvo plant, according to a Franklin County, Pa., economic development leader. Volvo's plant in Shippensburg will manufacture cabs for motor graders after the North Carolina plant closes next March. Other work will be sent to Sweden and South Korea, the Associated Press reported. Two hundred and twenty-eight people will lose jobs, the AP reported. "If you're on the Asheville end of that decision, you are obviously disappointed, ... but if you're on our end, it has a positive impact," L. Michael Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 5, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) Area Development Corp.'s annual industry appreciation dinner held Thursday was all about hospital administrators and hospital gowns. The organization recognized former Summit Health President and Chief Executive Officer Norman B. Epstein with its top award just a half hour after a spoof about medical procedures. L. Michael Ross, FCADC president, took the stage wearing a gown and carrying a catheter bag to poke fun at his recent health issues. He cracked jokes about his urologists and tests, generating hearty laughter from a capacity crowd at Green Grove Gardens.
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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.
NEWS
January 10, 2013
“We have jobs!” FranklinCountyWorks.com That simple message on billboards, Facebook, radio and other media attracted a lot of attention in 2012, and helped area residents find jobs during a challenging economic period. It also helped both large and small employers find the workers they need. The Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation created the recruitment website in 2011 and enhanced it in early 2012 with a job board. An affiliate of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, the foundation launched the job board with assistance from Volvo Construction Equipment, which provided $3,000 to market the site.
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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.
NEWS
April 2, 2012
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., is expected to announce $500,000 in federal funding related to Volvo Construction Equipment at an event Tuesday. Shuster, state Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, local elected officials and Volvo representatives will be discussing improvements at the intersection of U.S. 11 and Rowe Road. The planned expansion of Volvo Construction Equipment's facility in Shippensburg is part of an estimated $100 million investment that will create direct and indirect jobs in the region, according to a news release.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | November 1, 2011
As early as next month, the Franklin County Career and Technology Center will offer a new mechanical-assembly training program created through a partnership with Volvo Construction Equipment designed to give students an edge in today's tough job market. Career Center Director Keith Yohn said students selected for the new course "will have an advantage in the labor market over other students they graduate with. " As the need for workers with assembly-related skills continues to grow, Yohn said this partnership would provide a ready-made workforce.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | July 20, 2011
After sharing details of their counties' economic successes Wednesday, officials from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia listened to a description of "Project Olympus. " That was the code name for the $150 million, 1.3-million-square-foot Macy's distribution center that will be built in Cumbo Yard Industrial Park off W.Va. 9 in Berkeley County, W.Va. The center, which will serve Macys.com and Bloomingdales.com, is expected to bring about 1,200 full-time jobs and another 700 jobs during peak periods.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 12, 2011
With eight projects under way in 2011, including a $100 million investment from Volvo Construction Equipment, Franklin County, Pa., is recovering from the stressed economy of 2009 and 2010, county leaders said Thursday. "Franklin County is well positioned. We're going to be growing," said L. Michael Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp. Ross met with the Franklin County Commissioners to discuss economic development. He reviewed recently completed projects and some ongoing high-profile ones, such as the Volvo Construction Equipment expansion in Shippensburg and $94 million Norfolk Southern intermodal facility being developed in Antrim Township.
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.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 15, 2011
Volvo Construction Equipment announced Tuesday it will invest $100 million in its Franklin County, Pa., campus and start producing wheel loaders, excavators and off-highway haulers there. Volvo also will establish its North American sales headquarters and rentals program in Shippensburg, according to a news release. The initiative, lasting through September 2012, will transfer all operations from the company's Asheville, N.C., facilities, corporate spokeswoman Beatrice Cardon said.
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