Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) Assembly Plant is awarding a 2009 Volvo highway tractor featuring a Volvo D16, a 16-liter 600 horsepower engine, to Pulaski County High Schools for the creation of curriculum where high school students can learn fundamental truck systems, assembly and repair techniques.

Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) Assembly Plant is awarding a 2009 Volvo highway tractor featuring a Volvo D16, a 16-liter 600 horsepower engine, to Pulaski County High Schools for the creation of curriculum where high school students can learn fundamental truck systems, assembly and repair techniques.

“Securing a sustainable future for our families, communities and business partners starts here in the New River Valley Plant with the education and development of our youth,” said Franky Marchand, vice president and general manager of NRV. “As professional truck builders, our people deliver premier products and strive to assure the ultimate customer experience through continuous improvement and personal development.”

The tractor will be awarded at noon Dec. 8 at NRV in conjunction with the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce Business Fair.

“We work to inspire the next generation of truck builder through community- and industrial-based events, such as National Manufacturing Day,” Marchand said. “Activities based on the sciences and engineering are one way to lay the foundation for jobs in the future. Add hands-on training in manufacturing to the educational mix and you create a win-win opportunity for the student and our community.”

Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) Assembly Plant is awarding a 2009 Volvo highway tractor (top) to Pulaski County High Schools for the creation of curriculum for high school students to learn fundamental truck systems, assembly and repair techniques. Franky Marchand, vice president and general manager of NRV (bottom left), presented the tractor to Pulaski County Schools Superintendent Dr. Kevin Siers (bottom right) during the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce Business Fair at NRV.

Volvo Trucks provides complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers, offering a full range of medium to heavy duty trucks. Customer support is secured via a global network of 2,100 dealers and workshops in more than 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 16 countries across the globe. In 2017, more than 112,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides solutions for financing and service. Volvo Trucks’ work is based on the core values of quality, safety and environmental care.