Cummins Inc. last week celebrated the production of its 1 millionth engine with a ceremony that included company executives, employees, key customers and local, state and federal officials.
The engine, a 15-liter ISX diesel engine that originally was ordered by Paccar’s Kenworth Truck division, will be kept on display at the company’s Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP). The plant, which was established in 1974, is the sole manufacturer of heavy-duty Cummins engines in North America, following the consolidation of the company’s heavy-duty engine production in 2002, and is one of the company’s largest manufacturing facilities.
“I am honored to say I have been on hand for a number of these production milestones,” said Jim Kelly, president – Engine Business and former JEP plant manager. “I am very fond of the people who work at this facility and am extremely proud of the outstanding work being done here.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins serves customers in more than 160 countries through its network of 550 Company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 5,000 dealer locations. Cummins reported net income of $739 million on sales of $13.05 billion in 2007. Press releases can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com.