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Volvo gets zoning approval for Shippensburg expansion

Volvo Road Machinery, received rezoning approval for land it
will use to expand its Shippensburg plant.

Volvo Road Machinery, received rezoning approval for land it
will use to expand its Shippensburg plant.

Southampton Township, Franklin
County, rezoned 30 acres
of farmland next to Volvo’s plant yesterday,
said Maria Misner, the township’s geospatial information systems coordinator.

Volvo is buying the farmland from residents Linda and Robert
Solder for the plant expansion. The land had to be rezoned for industrial use
before Volvo could begin construction.

Expansion plans have not yet been submitted to the township,
Misner said.

The existing plant is on the Franklin County
side of Shippensburg. Cumberland
County claims the other
half of the borough.

Volvo executives could not immediately be reached.

Volvo Road Machinery is a subdivision of North
Carolina-based Volvo Construction Equipment, which is an arm of
Sweden-based heavy equipment and truck manufacturer Volvo Group. The plant in
Shippensburg was owned by Ingersoll Rand Road Development, which Volvo acquired
in 2007 for $1.3 billion.

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