I was somewhat amused by your Sept. 19 article, "Volvo: We'll never build vehicles in the U.S." I am not sure just how long Magnus Hellsten, the senior Volvo executive who said that, has been at Volvo, but his company has good reason to feel that way.
In the 1970s, Volvo spent millions of dollars on the construction of a manufacturing plant in Chesapeake, Va., so it could build Volvos in America. Can you imagine spending that kind of money on a project that never produced a car?
What was Volvo thinking? I wonder how long it took the company to write off its multimillion-dollar boondoggle.