Made in China, SDLG wheel loaders will go on sale in North America this September. Related Links: Volvo Opens $100-Million Factory Expansion Volvo Finds Smooth Sailing by Going Offshore Rather than compete with Chinese manufacturers in North America, Volvo has decided to join them.Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. (SDLG), a China-based unit of Volvo Construction Equipment, has started importing wheel loaders into North America. The company plans to put them on sale the first week of September.Until now, SDLG has been focused on emerging markets, such as Brazil, whose buyers place less of a value on
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.