Cummins Turbo Technologies, a subsidiary of Cummins Inc., on Thursday, Oct. 21, celebrated the consolidation of its Charleston, S.C.-area production into a single facility at Palmetto Industrial Park in Ladson. The company says the new and expanded Palmetto facility – now renamed the Charleston Turbo Plant – is an energy-efficient manufacturing plant where as many as 700,000 turbochargers can be built every year while meeting the product requirements of its various customers.
From 2006 until the consolidation, CTT produced turbochargers at two facilities in the Charleston area – the older Leeds Avenue plant and the newer one at Palmetto. As turbocharger production has been consolidated over the past 18 months, CTT has expanded the Palmetto facility by 83,000 square feet and added a new $2.7 million turbo assembly line. There are 458 employees working in the new facility, which is now more than 207,000 square feet. Remaining at the Leeds Avenue facility are the Cummins Mercruiser Diesel and Cummins Marine engine manufacturing operations.
CTT produces turbochargers for a wide range of diesel engines for customers who are located around the globe. “By consolidating production into a single state-of-the art plant, Cummins Turbo Technologies is in a better position than ever to provide our customers with high-quality turbos at competitive prices,” says Jim Lyons, Cummins Turbo Technologies president.