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Volvo’s First U.S. Factory Is Shaping Up to Employ 2,000 Workers

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Volvo Cars will start producing cars at its first U.S. factory by the end of 2018, fulfilling a goal by the Swedish automaker to close a gap in its manufacturing footprint.

The automaker, which was acquired seven years ago by Chinese carmaker Zhejiang Geely Holdings, said Monday that the shell of the factory near Ridgeville, South Carolina is complete. About 2,000 workers are expected to staff the 2.3 million square-foot factory.

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