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Volvo test track expected to grow business

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A new test track at Volvo in Dublin allows potential buyers the experience of driving the VHD Vocational Trucks along terrain that is rocky and hilly.

WSLS 10 was at the plant in May for the first discussion about creating a customer experience location on site.

Vice President and General Manager, Lars Blomberg says, "It is a very exciting project.  This is the first actual test track we have in the U.S.. for Volvo. I think it is very very nice that we put it here in the New River Valley."

The first opportunity to use the 1.1 mile test track came last week when Volvo had 8 potential buyers here from the U.S., and Canada and 9 dealers to try it out.

Billy Ogle is one of several volvo employees who helped create the track.  He has worked at Volvo since 1999 and was part of the team of employees who built the track.

Ogle says, "This is an investment in our future.  I have a son who works here and not only will it help him but also the future of this plant.  It is just a team effort."

Blomberg adds, "That product is meant for this kind of construction site.  We bring customers here and they can use that truck with our I-Shift Gear Box and that is a good experience for the customers they love it."

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