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No final decision yet on where trucks to be built

Trucks ordered by the Army from Volvo Trucks North America’s Mack Trucks division, may not necessarily be built at the Dublin facility, according to a company spokesman.
John Walsh said Tuesday afternoon that the production schedule for the trucks will determine “exactly when and where they will be built.” He said the production schedule is still being finalized.
A report by Associated Press Tuesday indicated the trucks would be built at the Dublin plant, even though Volvo had announced in August that its Mack Trucks division would be moved to Macungie, Penn.
Walsh said plans still call for the “Mack highway production” to be moved to Pennsylvania.
Asked whether any of the approximately 1,000 workers recently placed on permanent layoff at the Dublin plant will be called back if the production takes place in Dublin, Walsh said until the production schedule for the Army contract is finalized, “it’s too soon to say what our staffing requirements might be.”
The $30 million Army contract is for 152 tractor-trailer rigs ($28.5 million) and research-and-development ($1 million) into making heavy-duty diesel engines run on jet fuel. The research project will take place in Hagerstown, Md.
In August, Volvo representatives indicated the Mack division would move to Pennsylvania “sometime in the fourth quarter of 2008.”
Attempts to reach a spokesperson for Volvo prior to press time Tuesday were unsuccessful.
Walsh told AP engine conversion to jet fuel would meet a military efficiency requirement to have its aircraft, watercraft and vehicles all run on a single fuel.

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No final decision yet on where trucks to be built

Trucks ordered by the Army from Volvo Trucks North America’s Mack Trucks division, may not necessarily be built at the Dublin facility, according to a company spokesman.
John Walsh said Tuesday afternoon that the production schedule for the trucks will determine “exactly when and where they will be built.” He said the production schedule is still being finalized.
A report by Associated Press Tuesday indicated the trucks would be built at the Dublin plant, even though Volvo had announced in August that its Mack Trucks division would be moved to Macungie, Penn.
Walsh said plans still call for the “Mack highway production” to be moved to Pennsylvania.
Asked whether any of the approximately 1,000 workers recently placed on permanent layoff at the Dublin plant will be called back if the production takes place in Dublin, Walsh said until the production schedule for the Army contract is finalized, “it’s too soon to say what our staffing requirements might be.”
The $30 million Army contract is for 152 tractor-trailer rigs ($28.5 million) and research-and-development ($1 million) into making heavy-duty diesel engines run on jet fuel. The research project will take place in Hagerstown, Md.
In August, Volvo representatives indicated the Mack division would move to Pennsylvania “sometime in the fourth quarter of 2008.”
Attempts to reach a spokesperson for Volvo prior to press time Tuesday were unsuccessful.
Walsh told AP engine conversion to jet fuel would meet a military efficiency requirement to have its aircraft, watercraft and vehicles all run on a single fuel.

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