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Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, Friday, January 27, Acting Under Secretary of Energy Arun Majumdar and North Carolina Congressman Howard Coble will visit the Volvo Group’s truck headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. Through the Department of Energy’s Super Truck project, the Volvo Group, which includes Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks, received $19 million in federal funding to improve the freight-moving efficiency of heavy-duty trucks, an example of the Obama Administration’s strong commitment to reviving the U.S. auto industry through investments in more efficient vehicle technology.

Earlier this week in his State of the Union address, President Obama presented a new era for American energy and highlighted the important role of investing in clean energy technology to create jobs and secure America’s future economic prosperity.

Dr. Majumdar will join Dennis Slagle, Executive Vice President of Volvo Group Trucks Sales & Marketing - Americas, in an open press tour of the Volvo Group’s Technical Center, which is in the midst of an $8 million expansion. There will be an opportunity for truck demo rides for members of the press. After the tour, Dr. Majumdar and Congressman Coble will deliver remarks and take questions from reporters.


Acting Under Secretary Majumdar and Congressman Coble to Tour Volvo Truck Headquarters


Dr. Arun Majumdar, Acting U.S. Under Secretary for Energy

Congressman Howard Coble, Representative for North Carolina's 6th Congressional District, which includes Greensboro

Dennis Slagle, Executive Vice President of Volvo Group Trucks Sales & Marketing Americas



Friday, January 27

9:30 A.M. ET



Volvo Group Communication Center

7900 National Service Road

Greensboro, NC 27409


John Mies, Volvo Group.
Ph: 336-393-4300