LAKEWOOD, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 26, 2018--
Today Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) announced the production of the two
millionth engine at its Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP) in Jamestown, New
York. JEP remains one of the company’s largest manufacturing facilities;
it accounted for 14.7 percent of Cummins total engine production in 2017.
Cummins acquired the more than one million-square-foot facility in 1974,
using it initially to manufacture engine components. Since building
their first engine in 1981, production in recent years typically exceeds
100,000 engines annually. Jamestown is home to the production of Cummins
heavy-duty engine technologies including the X15, ISX12, X12, ISM11
diesel engines and ISX12N natural gas engine as well as historically the
ISX15 diesel engine and ISX12 G natural gas engine.
“We credit much of our success to the hard-working employees that commit
themselves every day to provide products and services that meet or
exceed our customers’ expectations,” said Anna Dibble, Cummins JEP Plant
Manager. “They work to provide this company with quality products that
we feel proud to stand behind. They are also committed to improving
where they live, JEP annually contributes $1 million back to the
community through charitable donations.”
JEP employees are committed to an environment where the key values of
integrity, diversity & inclusion, caring, excellence and teamwork
encourage employees to work together to power a more prosperous world.
With 1,700 employees working in the facility, JEP has grown about 20
percent since 2012 and is the largest private employer in Chautauqua
County, New York. International trade has been the single most important
contributor to Cummins growth and hiring for nearly two decades. Half
the company’s business is outside of the U.S. Because of its global
presence and ability to export, Cummins suppliers, which are primarily
small and medium-sized businesses, are also growing.
“Jamestown Engine Plant plays an important role in our company's ability
to produce a broad range of engines for different customers around the
world serving a wide variety of markets,” said Brett Merritt, Cummins
Vice-President On-Highway Engine Business. “From the first engine built
at the plant in 1981 to our innovative technologies today, which have
reduced emissions by 98 percent, JEP provides engines that offer
solutions that represent the strength of our company and the power,
reliability and durability customers have come to expect with a Cummins
heavy-duty engine. We will continue to invest in innovations in our
diesel and natural gas products, and JEP will be important to Cummins,
our customers and our OEM partners for many decades to come.”
Two of our valued customers, Navistar and Penske Truck Leasing, are the
recipients of Cummins two millionth engine.
“Navistar and Cummins have a strong history of working together to serve
our customers,” said Michael Cancelliere, President, Truck and Parts,
Navistar. “Navistar is excited that Cummins’ two millionth engine is
going to one of our mutual customers in our International® LT
Series truck. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Cummins
to bring value to our customers.”
Cummins plans to hold an employee appreciation celebration in August at
the Jamestown Engine Plant to recognize those who have made this
outstanding accomplishment possible.
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary
business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a
broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from
diesel and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, as well
as related technologies, including battery systems, fuel systems,
controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical
power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.A.),
since its founding in 1919, Cummins currently employs approximately
58,600 people committed to powering a more prosperous world. Cummins
serves customers in about 190 countries and territories through a
network of some 500 company-owned and independent distributor locations
and approximately 7,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned about $1
billion on sales of $20.4 billion in 2017. Press releases can be found
on the Web at www.cummins.com.
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Source: Cummins Inc.
Katie Zarich, 317-650-6804