Volvo Powertrain Facility Expands in Maryland

Volvo Powertrain Facility Expands in Maryland

The Volvo Group, one of the world's largest producers of heavy duty diesel engines, plans to add as many as 140 new full-time jobs and retain 1,340 existing full-time jobs.

The Volvo Group (IW 1000/96) announced last week that it is investing $30 million to expand its Hagerstown, Maryland facility.

As a result of the expansion, the Volvo Group, one of the world’s largest producers of heavy duty diesel engines, plans to add as many as 140 new full-time jobs and retain 1,340 existing full-time jobs.

The Volvo Group’s Hagerstown facility has been a major economic driver in the region for more than 50 years. The site has been home to heavy-duty powertrain development and production since it opened as a Mack Trucks, Inc. facility in 1961. The Volvo Group acquired Mack and the Hagerstown plant in 2001, and since then has invested more than $350 million to modernize the facility and install new production capability to produce heavy-duty diesel engines and advanced transmissions.

 In 2012, the plant produced more than 45,000 engines and 21,000 transmissions for Volvo Group brands.

“We not only have a state-of-the-art facility here in Washington County, but more importantly we have a highly-skilled and capable workforce and a world-class product offering,” said Wade Watson, the Volvo Group’s VP and Plant Manager. 

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