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Swedish-Based Volvo Group Expands Roanoke County, Virginia, Operations

Mack Trucks, part of Swedish-based Volvo Group, plans to expand its manufacturing operations in Roanoke County, Virginia. The $14.5 million project is expected to create 51 jobs.

The investment will include an additional 72,000 square feet that will increase capacity for the company’s medium-duty truck line and an emerging medium-duty electric truck line.

“Mack is committed to making the industrial and product investments we need to be a North American market leader,” said Stephen Roy, global president of Mack Trucks. “The expansion of the Roanoke Valley operations plant will help us grow in a strategic market segment and support our sustainability goals.”

“We are proud to support Mack Trucks’ continued growth in the Roanoke Region,” noted Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “The Volvo Group and Mack are shaping the future of transportation sustainability and recognize that Virginia’s best-in-class business climate, workforce, and logistics infrastructure are drivers for success.”

The Governor's office approved a $255,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Roanoke County with the project. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. The company is eligible to receive state benefits from the Major Business Facility Job Tax Credit for new, full-time jobs created.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Roanoke County and the Roanoke Regional Partnership to secure the project.

“Congratulations to Mack Trucks on this impressive expansion,” added John Hull, executive director of the Roanoke Regional Partnership. “This impactful project further develops the region’s rich automotive manufacturing cluster, which benefits from a supportive workforce development system as well as geographic advantages relative to customers and the overall automotive industry.”

Mack is a manufacturer of medium-duty trucks, heavy-duty trucks, proprietary engines and transmissions. The company is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of diesel, natural gas and electric trucks, buses, construction equipment, marine and industrial engines.

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