“The expansion nearly doubles capacity at this site with state-of-the-art facilities to enable testing on diesel, natural gas and biofuel engines and help the company in its drive to be the innovation leader in the industry,” said Jim Trueblood, vice president – Cummins High Horsepower Engineering.
Cummins Technical Center Charleston is a research and development center. The center focuses primarily on diesel engine technology but alternate fuels technology is an important part of their work as well.
Since the beginning of the year, South Carolina has recruited more than $3.3 billion in investment and more than 11,000 new jobs in the manufacturing sector.
“South Carolina’s manufacturing sector continues to grow and create wealth. Cummins has been an important part of the South Carolina business community for years, and this announcement is another indication of the company’s commitment to our state,” said Bobby Hitt, Secretary of Commerce.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Ind., Cummins employs approximately 40,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,000 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.0 billion on sales of $13.2 billion in 2010. For more information, please visit cummins.com.