ASHEVILLE, NC - Volvo Construction Equipment North America is pleased to announce Volvo dealers Aring Equipment Company, ROMCO Equipment Company, Strongco and The G.W. Van Keppel Company , along with Volvo Construction & Equipment Services are 2011 Regional Rally sponsors of the AEM Construction Challenge on January 15, 2011. Volvo is the exclusive, official presenting sponsor of the AEM Construction Challenge competition through 2014.
The sponsorship through these Volvo dealers connects people working in the industry today with student participants to reinforce real world experiences and inspire them to explore and pursue careers in the construction industry. Although the construction industry is expected to create more than one million new jobs by 2012, the industry still faces a severe shortage of qualified workers to meet future needs. Students who participate in the nationwide competition will learn about rewarding and lucrative careers in the industry, from engineering, project management, and service technical support, to sales, marketing, systems and related jobs.
Aring Equipment Company and VCES are cosponsoring the Milwaukee, Wis., regional rally competition. ROMCO Equipment Company and VCES are cosponsoring the regional rally in Dallas, Texas. The regional rally in Toronto, Ontario is sponsored by Strongco Corporation. The G.W. Van Keppel Company is sponsor of the Enid, Okla., regional rally competition.