Volvo to boost manufacturing in Asheville, N.C.

Volvo Construction Equipment recently announced that it would begin building excavators as well as cabs for wheel loaders and excavators at its manufacturing facility in Asheville, North Carolina.

A $25 million investment to increase Volvo CE’s assembly and fabrication capabilities to meet North American demands is also in the works. In a few years, another investment of $30 million will be made for these efforts.

The plant will build four of the eleven Volvo CE excavator models: the Volvo EC160B, EC210B, EC330B and EC360B. The five models of the Volvo wheel loader will continue to be manufactured at the Asheville plant.