Visitors who spend time in Volvo Construction Equipment’s 30,000-sq-ft booth during the upcoming CONEXPO-CON/AGG expo in Las Vegas will see 19 new pieces of construction equipment that collectively represent the company’s ambitious plans to expand in North America and abroad. Phot:o Courtesy Of Volvo CE Motor graders are one product that Volvo is consolidating at its Shippensburg plant, which it acquired from Ingersoll-Rand. Photo: Courtesy Of Volvo CE Many of those construction machines will come from Volvo CE’s newly expanded and streamlined factory in Shippensburg, Pa., which now produces more than 60 models of asphalt pavers, soil and asphalt compactors,
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.