Volvo Group plants recognized for energy savings

GREENSBORO, NC – Three Volvo Group North America sites occupy the top three positions in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program.

The program records the highest energy performance improvements among “platinum-level” partners.

Mack’s cab and vehicle assembly facility in Macungie, Pa., where all Mack Trucks for North America and export are assembled, achieved nearly a 42 percent improvement during a 10-year timeframe.

The New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia, where all Volvo Trucks for North America are assembled, achieved nearly a 26 percent improvement over three years.

And the Hagerstown powertrain facility, responsible for powertrain development for Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks and Prevost, improved by nearly 21 percent during a three-year period.

Hagerstown recently earned Platinum-level status – which is given to facilities that improve energy performance by more than 15 percent during a three-year period.

“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 of 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.”

The Volvo Group’s U.S. facilities also participate in the DOE’s Better Buildings, Better Plants program with a target to reduce energy intensity by 25 percent over a 10-year period.

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