9/17/2013

FCADC Honors Volvo Construction Equipment with 2013 Large Business of the Year Award



by PRESS INFORMATION

Franklin County Area Development Corporation honored Volvo Construction Equipment with the 2013 FCADC Large Business of the Year for the company’s unwavering commitment to quality, safety and environmental care.

Large Business of the Year Award

“Volvo CE was selected as the 2013 Large Business of the Year for the significant capital investment that it made to transform its Shippensburg campus into the Head Quarters for the America’s and for their unparalleled commitment to corporate social responsibility,” said L. Michael Ross, president, Franklin County Area Development Corporation.

Since 2007, Volvo CE has invested more than $130 million to transform the Shippensburg campus and employs more than 1,000 people from some 20 countries—making the company one of Franklin County’s largest and most diverse manufacturing employers.

David S. Keller, chairman of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, presented the award to Sean Glennon, vice president and general manager of Shippensburg Operations, Volvo CE, during the FCADC appreciation dinner held on Sept. 5.

Large Business of the Year Award

“We are honored to receive the award because it recognizes Volvo’s strong desire to be a leader in the community. Our goal is to develop our employees and positively impact our economic climate for future generations,” Glennon said. “We look forward to being a business that helps Franklin County continue to develop, grow and prosper.”

In March Volvo CE officially opened the 36,000-square-foot headquarters building in Shippensburg after consolidating operations from Asheville, N.C.

The Shippensburg facility manufactures more than 50 models of construction equipment, including motor graders, wheel loaders, soil and asphalt compactors, pavers, screeds and milling machines. The ongoing capital investments and expansion of local production lines show Volvo CE’s commitment to the local region and the North American market.

Large Business of the Year Award

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David S. Keller, chairman, Franklin County Board of Commissioners, presenting the award to Sean Glennon, vice president and general manager, Shippensburg Operations, Volvo CE, during the FCADC appreciation dinner held Sept. 5.

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Sean Glennon, vice president and general manager, Shippensburg Operations, Volvo CE, accepting the 2013 FCADC Large Business of the Year on Sept. 5.

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Volvo CE team with the 2013 FCADC Large Business of the Year Award.

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