Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) has decided to consolidate its North American industrial operations by removing excess industrial capacity in the Americas. As a result, the company’s Asheville, NC, manufacturing facility will stop its activities by March 31, affecting 228 employees. The production from Asheville will be moved to other existing Volvo CE locations; the company says that supply to its North American dealers and customers will remain uninterrupted. The manufacturing of wheel loaders will move to Arvika, Sweden; excavators will be produced in Changwon, South Korea; and cabs for motor graders will be moved to Shippensburg, PA. The decision does not impact the “ongoing significant investments” to expand the Shippensburg plant, according to Volvo CE. A small number of employees from the Asheville plant will be offered positions in Shippensburg.