By The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area

Greensboro-based Volvo Trucks North America announced that it has produced its 300,000th Volvo Group 13-Liter heavy-duty diesel engine, a milestone that company officials say speaks to Volvoâ¿¿s size, stability and performance.

Volvo officials celebrated the milestone July 15 at the company⿿s facility in Hagerstown, Md. Production of the Volvo 13-Liter engine production began in Skövde, Sweden, in 2005. Today, the engines also are assembled in Curitiba, Brazil, and Hagerstown.

⿿As one of the world⿿s largest producers of heavy-duty diesel engines, we⿿ve made the investments ⿿ both globally and in Hagerstown ⿿ to ensure we remain on the leading edge of powertrain development and production,⿝ said Denny Slagle, president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America, in a statement. ⿿The fact that we were the first certified to the EPA10 standards, and were ready early enough to begin filling orders last fall, is a testament to our powertrain expertise.⿝

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