Diesel Performance Club Experiences Global Eye-Opener at Volvo Facility
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The Diesel Performance Club visited the Volvo Powertrain facility in Hagerstown, Md., on March 26. The 1.5-million-square-foot facility designs and manufactures the Volvo D11, D13 and D16 engines, as well as other driveline components including the 300 series transmissions and I-shift automated transmissions. Thirty-five students in diesel technology and machining majors – along with adviser Mark E. Sones, an instructor of diesel equipment technology in the School of Natural Resources Management – boarded a 7 a.m. bus to depart for the facility. “This trip opened my eyes to the vast global opportunities available in the diesel technology field," said club President Steven M. Seguine, a diesel technology student from Clinton, N.J., who coordinated the trip (and provided the photos). "The day moved quickly, but was a great off-campus learning experience.” The Volvo Powertrain facility hosted them for lunch.