Volvo Trucks inks agreement, plans expansion of Customer Experience Track
Volvo Trucks and Pulaski County, Virginia have reached an agreement by which Volvo will acquire land next to its new 36,000-square-foot Customer Centre and 1.1-mile Customer Experience Track in Dublin, VA. With the acquisition, Volvo Trucks will be able to extend the track, which currently features on-highway and off-road areas. At the same time, a lease-to-purchase agreement was signed for another 221 acres for future use.
"Working with the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors, the Industrial Development Authority and the county staff, these efforts led to the acquisition of the 49 acres and the securing of an additional 121 acres through a lease-option agreement." said Franky Marchand, Vice President & GM of the Volvo Trucks NRV plant. ·'Our investments in advanced manufacturing, upgrades in our cab and paint facility and the construction of the new Customer Center were all instrumental in facilitating this important land deal. One of our many competitive advantages stems from providing a unique customer experience here. Extending the Customer Experience Track, our innovative products and services, and interaction with our dedicated employees, makes NRV 'best-in-class' for customer experience."
"Volvo's land acquisition and the option agreement on the more than 220 acers contiguous to their current operations, has the potential to be one of the most transformative investments the County has recently embarked on," stated Jonathan D. Sweet, County Administrator. "The IDA's recent purchase of the adjoining property and the subsequent readying of it for Volvo's use has significant strategic value and affords our region's largest employer the ability to further enlarge operations and secure new business, both of which could have a positive yield of new jobs, new investments and new opportunities for the county and our citizens."
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