Cummins is investing $219 million to expand its campus in Seymour, Ind., where it will add new warehouses, additional engineering and production test cells and a cylinder-block line.
The Columbus, Ind.-based engine company will also construct a new office building that will house up to 500 employees and a new manufacturing facility for after-treatment components for high-horsepower engines.
Cummins currently employs 525 associates at its Seymour engine plant and more than 7,800 employees across the state. The Seymour expansion will result in the addition of up to 290 new jobs by 2015. The project represents the third major expansion in Seymour in the last two years. In that time, Cummins 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 the QSK120, two of the most powerful high-speed diesel engines being produced in the world.
Cummins, which ranks as the world’s largest independent producer of diesel engines, saw record earnings in 2011 and expects continued strong growth this year. Much of the future growth is likely to be in international markets: 70 percent of the QSK95 and the QSK120 engines produced in Seymour are expected to be exported.
The company has a network of 600 distributor facilities and more than 6,500 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.