Cummins Inc. on Tuesday, April 24, announced a significant expansion of its campus in Seymour, Ind., that includes investing $219 million in new construction and the addition of 290 jobs to support the company’s global high horsepower engine business.
Tom Linebarger, Cummins chairman and chief executive officer, was joined by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, U.S. Rep. Todd Young and Seymour Mayor Craig Luedeman at an event that was attended by the 525 employees of the Seymour Engine Plant.
This is the third major announcement in Seymour in two years, and in that time the company has added new engineering and production test cells, constructed a new shipping and receiving dock, enlarged the energy center and begun work on the QSK95 and QSK120 high-speed diesel engines.
Cummins now is adding new warehouses, more engineering and production test cells, a new office building that will house up to 500 people, a cylinder block line and parking for the new employees. Included is a new manufacturing facility for aftertreatment components for high horsepower engines.
The new jobs are engineering and advanced manufacturing positions that will support the company’s global high horsepower business; 70 percent of these new engines to be produced in Seymour are expected to be exported.
“We are very excited to be announcing this major expansion of our high horsepower business, which is possible because of our strong growth in global markets,” Linebarger says. “The high horsepower business is a growing part of Cummins, and because of the demand for these products throughout the world, we are able to add new high-skilled engineering and manufacturing jobs here in our home region.”