Volvo Group North America last week hosted President Joe Biden at the Volvo Group Powertrain Operations facility in Hagerstown, Md., for National Manufacturing Day. Biden met with Volvo Group executives, toured the facility and spoke with employees during the event.
“The Volvo Group is very pleased to host President Biden at our Volvo Group Powertrain Operations today on National Manufacturing Day,” says Martin Weissburg, chairman of Volvo Group North America and Mack Trucks president. “National Manufacturing Day recognizes modern manufacturing, and our Hagerstown site exemplifies that as it provides advanced transportation technologies to meet customer needs today and in the future.”
During the past 10 years, the Volvo Group has invested nearly $320 million in the site. The Hagerstown campus produces engines, transmissions, and axles for Mack Trucks, Volvo Trucks, Prevost motorcoaches and Volvo Buses sold in North America. It also recently began production of the Modular Power Boxes (MPB) that are at the heart of the Group’s new zero-emission battery-electric vehicles, the Volvo VNR Electric and Mack LR Electric models.
President Biden toured the MPB subassembly, assembly and testing areas while on campus.
“President Biden’s visit to our Hagerstown location highlights the importance of manufacturing to our U.S. economy and helps encourage people to pursue a career in manufacturing,” says Marcus Minkkinen, vice president and general manager at the Volvo Group Powertrain Operations in Hagerstown. “Our site offers great jobs in a modernized facility that is transforming the transportation industry.”