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Volvo opens doors to its first U.S. factory near Charleston, South Carolina

150,000-unit facility will build new S60 sedan this year, half for export

150,000-unit facility will build new S60 sedan this year, half for export.

Report
Volvo reportedly doubling U.S. plant expansion, investing $1B

South Carolina plant will add another 2,500 workers to the 2,000 already being recruited

South Carolina plant will add another 2,500 workers to the 2,000 already being recruited.

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Amid Confederate flag fight, Stars and Bars stripped from cars [UPDATE]

General Lee Will Cease Production; Three States Plan To End Specialty Plates

Whether its emblazoned on bumper stickers, license plates or vehicles themselves, the Confederate flag has been a fixture of the automotive landscape for as long as cars have been on the road. This week, that's changing.

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Volvo to build new plant in South Carolina

Volvo has selected a site in Berkeley County near Charleston, SC, as the location for its first US assembly plant, set to begin local production in 2018.

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Mercedes investing $500 million for new Sprinter plant in SC

Mercedes-Benz is building a $500-million factory in Charleston, SC, to build the next-gen Sprinter domestically. Construction of the plant will begin in 2016, and it will cover 200 acres.

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Trendwatch: PA, SC the lastest to convert roads to bike-only area

How does Charlestonia or Steeltownia sound? Because the whole livability bug notably biting cities such as Portland has gotten bigger via the proliferation of dedicated bikeways in a number of US cities. The latest to join are Pittsburgh, PA and Charleston, SC, Treehugger most happily reports.