Volvo Trucks Awards a Volvo Highway Tractor to Pulaski County Schools

Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) Assembly Plant is awarding a 2009 Volvo highway tractor featuring a Volvo D16, a 16-liter 600 horsepower engine, to Pulaski County High Schools for the creation of curriculum where high school students can learn fundamental truck systems, assembly and repair techniques.

Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) Assembly Plant is awarding a 2009 Volvo highway tractor featuring a Volvo D16, a 16-liter 600 horsepower engine, to Pulaski County High Schools for the creation of curriculum where high school students can learn fundamental truck systems, assembly and repair techniques.

“Securing a sustainable future for our families, communities and business partners starts here in the New River Valley Plant with the education and development of our youth,” said Franky Marchand, vice president and general manager of NRV. “As professional truck builders, our people deliver premier products and strive to assure the ultimate customer experience through continuous improvement and personal development.”

The tractor will be awarded at noon Dec. 8 at NRV in conjunction with the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce Business Fair.

“We work to inspire the next generation of truck builder through community- and industrial-based events, such as National Manufacturing Day,” Marchand said. “Activities based on the sciences and engineering are one way to lay the foundation for jobs in the future. Add hands-on training in manufacturing to the educational mix and you create a win-win opportunity for the student and our community.”

Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) Assembly Plant is awarding a 2009 Volvo highway tractor (top) to Pulaski County High Schools for the creation of curriculum for high school students to learn fundamental truck systems, assembly and repair techniques. Franky Marchand, vice president and general manager of NRV (bottom left), presented the tractor to Pulaski County Schools Superintendent Dr. Kevin Siers (bottom right) during the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce Business Fair at NRV.

Volvo Trucks provides complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers, offering a full range of medium to heavy duty trucks. Customer support is secured via a global network of 2,200 dealers and workshops in more than 125 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 15 countries across the globe. In 2015 more than 113,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, and drive systems for marine and industrial applications. The Group also provides solutions for financing and service. Volvo’s work is based on the core values quality, safety and environmental care.

The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2015, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about $37 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com or www.volvogroup.mobi if you are using your mobile phone.

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