Cummins Marks Jamestown Plant Milestone
Cummins Inc. today marked the 40th anniversary of manufacturing at its Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP) in Jamestown, N.Y.
The company said it typically builds more than 400 engines per day at JEP and the plant produced its 1.5 millionth heavy-duty engine in the summer of 2013.
“The Jamestown Engine Plant plays a critical role in our company’s ability to produce a broad range of diesel and natural gas engines for different customers around the world,” said Dave Crompton, president – Cummins Engine Business. “This anniversary is a testament to our more than 1500 employees at JEP who produce reliable, clean and fuel-efficient engines that enable our customers to be successful in all of the markets they operate.”
Cummins acquired the more than 1.0 million sq. ft. facility in 1974 and initially used it to manufacture engine components. The plant produced its first engine in 1979. Currently, it builds on-highway engines, including the ISX15, ISX12 and ISM diesel engines. The ISX15 and ISX12 engines both serve the U.S. and Canadian markets, while the ISM is currently exported to Mexico.
JEP also produces the Cummins Westport ISX12 G spark-ignited natural gas engine, as well as the QSM and QSX engines that serve off-highway construction, agriculture and marine applications.
The facility is the largest private employer in Chautauqua County, N.Y.
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