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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Swedish truck maker Volvo says it expects to add at least 50 jobs at its Hagerstown engine-and-transmission plant.

An executive made the announcement Wednesday at the plant’s 50th anniversary party.

He says about 35 jobs will be created when the plant starts making a new transmission for the company’s Volvo and Mack trucks in mid-2012.

At least 15 more jobs are tied to production of a new 16-liter engine the plant will eventually produce. The executive offered no timeline for that project.

About 1,300 people work at the plant.

Mack Trucks opened the factory in 1961. Volvo bought Mack in 2001.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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