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Volvo Trucks to boost production at River Valley plant in Virginia

31st March 2011 Print
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Volvo Trucks in North America has announced that in response to increased demand, the company will ramp up production at its New River Valley plant in Virginia and recall approximately 700 employees.

"Customer response to our products - particularly the fuel-efficiency and performance of Volvo's new near-zero emission engines - continues to be extremely positive," said Ron Huibers, senior vice president - sales and marketing.  "Combined with the improving economy, this response is helping us continue the momentum we established with our 2010 market share increase."

Through February 2011, Volvo Trucks increased its combined U.S. and Canadian retail sales volume 47 percent vs. the same period last year.

The ramp-up, which includes adding a second shift and associated recalls will take place in several stages between May 2 and June 13.

Current Volvo Trucks employ just under 1,500 people at the New River Valley plant.

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