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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 ANDREW SCHOTZ | | 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 and, is expected to bring about 1,200 full-time jobs and another 700 jobs during peak periods.
January 10, 2013
“We have jobs!” 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.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | 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.
June 4, 2011
Following are the top 10 employers in Washington County, Md., and Franklin County, Pa., in 2010. Washington County 1. Washington County Public Schools,  2,958       2. Meritus Health Inc., 2,860 3. State of Maryland , 2,304 4. First Data , 2,170 5. Citi, 2,067 6. Volvo Powertrain North America, 1,165 7. Washington County Government, 1,149 8. FedEx Ground, 734 9. Hagerstown Community College , 695 10. The Bowman Group,...
By JENNIFER FITCH | | March 10, 2011
Letterkenny Army Depot sustained Franklin County's economy when other top manufacturers were suffering the effects of the recession, Franklin County Area Development Corp. President L. Michael Ross said Thursday. "Our major guys really struggled in 2009 — the end of 2008 and all of 2009," Ross said at FCADC's annual membership meeting, held over breakfast at The Lighthouse Restaurant on U.S. 11. Franklin County's unemployment rate peaked at 9.1 percent, its highest level since 1984, Ross told a crowd of nearly 100. He said that would've been different if not for Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg.
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.
By ROXANN MILLER | | June 24, 2011
Volvo Construction Equipment's Shippensburg plant is partnering with the Franklin County Career & Technology Center to help train the work force of the future. With a steep learning curve in the manufacturing realm and a job shortage, Andy Williford of Volvo is hoping to tap into local resources at FCCTC. "The skills necessary to work in a modern manufacturing environment are specialized, and it's important for us to provide for people in our community to get exposure to these very technical, very detailed skill requirements," said Williford, vice president of human resources/Operations Americas at Volvo.
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.
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