Cummins Marks Engine Milestone At Jamestown
Cummins Inc. recently marked the production of its millionth engine at its Jamestown, N.Y., manufacturing facility. The engine, a 15 L ISX diesel that originally was ordered by PACCAR's Kenworth Truck division, will be kept on display at the Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP).
The plant, which was established in 1974, is the sole manufacturer of heavy-duty Cummins engines in North America, following the consolidation of the company's heavy-duty engine production in 2002, and is one of the company's largest manufacturing facilities. "I am honored to say I have been on hand for a number of these production milestones," said Jim Kelly, president - Engine Business and former JEP Plant Manager. "I am very fond of the people who work at this facility and am extremely proud of the outstanding work being done here.”
JEP began engine production in 1978 and celebrated production of its 100,000 engine in 1989. By comparison, it took two-and-a-half years for the company to go from producing its 750,000th engine to the million mark.