Truck order increase spurs Volvo to rehire workers

DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo Truck North America will be recalling 270 former workers to its New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Va., following a boost in orders, says spokesman John Mies.

The workers are back on the job on Sept. 6.

Mies said the increase is also being driven by the positive experience customers are having with the company’s EPA 2010-compliant trucks.

"We’ve also been working very hard to get people behind the wheel of demonstrator trucks to show them first-hand the quality, performance, and productivity of these vehicles," he said. "Beyond meeting the most stringent emissions requirements in the world, the new Volvos are also delivering up to 5 percent better fuel economy than their predecessors."

The Virginia plant currently employs 1,200 workers. 

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