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2,000,000th Engine Produced by Joint Venture Between Cummins and Case Corporation
COLUMBUS, Ind., Oct 18, 2001 (AutomotiveWire) -- Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CUM) today announced that the 2,000,000th diesel engine to be produced by Consolidated Diesel Co. (CDC), a joint venture between Cummins and Case Corp., rolled off the production line at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2001.

The Cummins 9-liter ISL 330-horsepower engine will be delivered to Peterbilt Motors Co. of Denton, Texas, a division of PACCAR Inc. It will power a Model 357 Peterbilt chassis dump truck for construction application with D III Transport Corp. of San Diego, Calif.

"The ISL has performed great for us," said Don Daley III, manager -- D III Transport Corp. "The reliability of this engine has been excellent, and the low maintenance has helped our operating costs."

"We are pleased and delighted to celebrate this major milestone in CDC history, which marks a highly successful joint venture between Cummins and Case," said Tom Kieffer, executive director - marketing at Cummins. "Moreover, we are equally gratified to note that our longtime strategic relationship with Peterbilt and PACCAR is symbolically highlighted with the production of this 2,000,000th engine from CDC."

"We have been fortunate to have strong partners in this joint venture," said David Selheim, general manager - Consolidated Diesel Co. "We have produced a tremendous amount of products at this facility. We are proud of this 2,000,000th engine milestone."

Located in Whitakers, N.C., CDC was formed in October 1980 and produced its first engine on July 1, 1983. The company produces a wide range of medium-duty electronic and mechanical diesel, natural gas and propane engines, as well as components.

In addition to Peterbilt and PACCAR, major customers for CDC include Case, Freightliner, Blue Bird, Monaco, Spartan, Onan, Komatsu, Gradall and Thomas Built Bus. Engines produced by CDC are used for tractors, combines, log skidders, backhoes, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses, RVs, power generation and marine applications.

With 1,400 employees, the 1.2 million-sq-ft plant on 265 acres is capable of producing 650 engines per day during two shifts.

The CDC's mission is to be a world-class producer of engines and components of the highest quality and the lowest cost, delivered on time to meet all customers' expectations.

Cummins, headquartered in Columbus, Ind., is the world's largest producer of commercial diesel engines above 50 horsepower. The company provides products and services for customers in markets worldwide for engines, power generation and filtration. Cummins reported sales of $6.6 billion in 2000. Press releases by fax may be requested by calling News on Demand (toll-free) at 888-329-2305. Cummins' home page on the Internet can be found at www.cummins.com.

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