Cummins Filtration hosted Mexico Labor Secretary Javier Lozano Alarcón, Gov. Fernando Toranzo Fernández, local government officials and members of the business community at its facility Friday, March 12 to commemorate the announcement of a large government training grant to assist the company’s expansion in San Luis Potosi.
Cummins Filtration is in the midst of expanding its assembly operation in San Luis Potosi, and is expected to add 600 jobs over the next year. When the expansion is complete, San Luis Potosi will be the largest Cummins Filtration manufacturing facility in the world. It will employ about 950 people and be capable of producing 31 million filters a year.
The Cummins Filtration operation in San Luis Potosi is part of a larger Cummins presence in the city that includes 2,600 employees working across a number of Cummins’ businesses. To assist with the expansion, the Mexican government is providing training scholarships to newly hired Cummins Filtration employees, which will allow them to quickly learn the skills and processes necessary to be successful on the job. The scholarships help cover wages and transportation costs for the employees’ first three months on the job. If Cummins Filtration hires 600 workers in San Luis Potosi as expected, the total value of the scholarship program would be nearly $500,000.
“Cummins has a long and proud history in San Luis Potosi, and today’s announcement is part of an exciting new chapter in that history,” says Cummins Filtration President Joseph Saoud, who represented the Company at the event. “Cummins Filtration is proud to expand its commitment to San Luis Potosi, and we are very appreciative of the support shown to us by our partners in the Mexican government.”