Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, visited the North American headquarters of Volvo Construction Equipment in Shippensburg, Pa., with his team on Jan. 6, 2014. They toured the company’s expanded headquarters to see the investments Volvo Construction Equipment has made in North America, particularly in Pennsylvania. In addition, they toured the company’s North American customer center, set to be inaugurated in June.
Volvo CE has added 300 jobs in the Shippensburg area since 2011, and has a total workforce of more than 1,000 employees at the company’s location. Most recently, the company has added local production of wheel loaders at the facility as well as the opening of an environmentally sustainable headquarters building for the Americas region.
“Touring the Volvo facility in Shippensburg was an incredible experience. The work those men and women do is truly remarkable. I had a great time speaking with the employees firsthand and witnessing their skills in action,” said Shuster. “Volvo is an integral part of the economy. The construction equipment being built right here in the Ninth District is being used on projects all across the country.”
Shuster also met with senior executives and discussed the prospects of introducing a fully-funded longer-term highway bill when the current bill is up for renewal later this year.
“Volvo Construction Equipment was delighted to host Congressman Bill Shuster during his visit to our recently expanded facilities here in Shippensburg, Pa. We support his work as chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the efforts being made to secure a fully-funded highway bill,” says Goran Lindgren, president, Region Americas for Volvo Construction Equipment.