Volvo and Editors Dig Habitat for Humanity

Staff | September 28, 2010
Volvo-Group equipment operated by trade editors, with help from some pro operators, cleared a six-home tract for Habitat For Humanity in a single day.

In January, Volvo Group affiliate companies — Volvo Construction Equipment, Mack Trucks and Volvo Rents — joined the effort to clear, grade and excavate a six-home tract for Habitat for Humanity in North Las Vegas. Volvo and its partner companies organized a one-day work event that drew "expert volunteers" from members of the nation's industrial press. Editors and reporters from trucking, construction-equipment and building-trades media came together with Habitat engineers and Volvo equipment specialists to "get 'er done" in a single workday. Habitat estimates the job would have normally required more than a week at significant cost.