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A Golden Opportunity


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In 2016, Volvo Construction Equipment celebrated the 50th anniversary of its invention of the articulated hauler by designing a custom, gold-painted A40G. Volvo also used the anniversary year to tour the country and help build awareness of the growing skills gap issue in the construction industry. You can support this effort to close the gap by bidding on the Golden Hauler at the Ritchie Brothers Orlando Auction. Proceeds from the auction will go to Skills Compétences Canada and SkillsUSA.

Auction begins 2/21 at 2:00pm - 3:45pm
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The Auction

The Golden Hauler will be auctioned off in the Ritchie Bros. Orlando auction between Feb. 20-24, with proceeds benefiting SkillsUSA and Skills Canada, providing students with much-needed training hours and resources.

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If you would like to place a pre-bid or have any questions regarding the hauler or auction, please contact:
Logan Mellott
Cell Phone
: 618.231.0377

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Bid and get a scale model Golden Hauler

Anyone who places a qualifying bid will receive a golden hauler scale model as a gift from Volvo.

Winning Bid will get the VIP treatment, Including:
  • Two first-class, round trip airfare tickets to Las Vegas
  • Chauffeured airport pick up
  • VIP helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon
  • Four-night, luxury hotel accommodations
  • Tickets to the CONEXPOCON/AGG show
  • Official golden hauler key presentation in the Volvo booth
  • Two tickets to the Volvo VIP event on Wednesday, March 8th
  • One-on-one meet and greet with the cast of Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush
  • Two tickets to a top Las Vegas show

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Volvo Golden Hauler Auction at Ritchie Bros, Orlando Fl. – Feb. 20-24, 2017

Here’s your chance to own history, with Volvo’s historic 50 Year Anniversary special Golden Articulated Hauler going up for auction on February 20-24, 2017 at Ritchie Brothers in Orlando, Florida. All Proceeds benefit Skills USA/Skills Canada in supporting workforce education for the construction equipment industry.

Going for Gold – Making the 50th Anniversary Golden Hauler

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Volvo Construction Equipment’s Articulated Hauler, they partnered with paint sponsor AzkoNobel to create the Golden Hauler. An A40G was brought to the Volvo facility in Shippensburg, PA and painted gold to celebrate the anniversary. Up next, the Golden Hauler will be hitting the road and making stops all throughout 2016. Visit to find out where you can see it for yourself.

The Skills Gap

Volvo Tackles The Skills Gap

In 2016, Volvo celebrated the 50th anniversary of its invention of the articulated hauler with a one-of a-kind golden-painted A40G — the industry leader in articulated haulers. Volvo used the anniversary to help grow awareness of the growing skills gap issue in the industry, partnering with SkillsUSA and Skills Canada for a number of events which connected students to those working in the construction industry to learn more about potential career opportunities.

How wide is the Skills Gap?

Today, 600,000 skilled jobs are going unfilled in the construction industry,
and estimates indicate 10 million new skilled workers will be needed by 2020.
In order to change the outlook, Volvo has partnered with SkillsUSA and Skills/ Compétences Canada — organizations that help prepare high school and college students for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations.