JAMESTOWN, N.Y.: — Cummins Inc. today announced that the Jamestown Engine Plant has secured a significant capital investment to install a new block machining line into its current facility, with facilities preparation commencing in the 2nd half of 2015 with completion and full production capability expected by start of 2017.
The investment represents a vote of confidence in manufacturing in the Jamestown and surrounding area, and allows Cummins to further optimize the efficiency and agility of its supply chain. The investment also provides for job creation and retention in the Jamestown facility.
Cummins appreciates the engagement of the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency and the Empire State Development Corporation and their efforts to help attract this work to Chautauqua County.
Today Jamestown Engine Plant manufactures more than 100,000 engines for the heavy-truck market, and currently provides engines for approximately 35% of all Class 8 trucks in North America.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation which design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems.
Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins currently employs approximately 48,000 people worldwide, and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories.
“We are truly blessed to have Cummins Inc. in Chautauqua County,” said Vince Horrigan, Chautauqua County Executive. “Not only are they a leading major employer but the Jamestown Engine Plant employees contributed over 3,600 hours of community service and over $600,000 in donations to various charities this past year.”
“CCIDA was excited to hear the news that the decision was made by Cummins to invest in Chautauqua County, an investment of this magnitude shows the confidence they have in the management team, the entire work force, and Chautauqua County,” stated Kevin Sanvidge, CCIDA Administrative Director/CEO. “It was an honor to have had the opportunity to assist in the project by offering incentives to encourage job retention and creation and investment, and improve the quality of life of communities they serve.”