GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Volvo Group North America’s sites are looking very green lately – three of them are in the top three positions in the US Department of Energy (DOE) Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program as they recorded the highest energy performance improvements as Platinum-level partners.
The Macungie Cab and Vehicle Assembly facility in Macungie, Penn. (where all Mack Trucks for North America and export are assembled) improved more than 40% in 10 years. The New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Va. (where all Volvo Trucks for North America are assembled) improved 26% in three years. The Hagerstown powertrain facility (responsible for powertrain development for Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks and Prevost) improved by nearly 21% three years.
“Environmental care is one of the Volvo Group’s core values, so we are very pleased that our commitment resulted in our three largest U.S. manufacturing facilities achieving the top three positions in the highest category of the SEP program,” said Rick Robinson, director – health, safety and environment for the Volvo Group North America. “We remain dedicated to energy efficiency and will continue to work toward achieving improved energy performance.”
Additionally, Volvo Group’s plants in the US participate in the DOE’s Better Buildings, Better Plants program that aims to reduce energy intensity by 25% in 10 years.
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