Cummins lays off 200

Engine-maker Cummins is to consolidate its heavy-duty engine assembly and test operations at its Columbus Engine Plant into existing assembly operations at its Jamestown, NY plant. ‘Cummins is committed to competing profitably in the heavy-duty engine business. This action is part of our overall strategy to do so, and is not connected to current market […]

Engine-maker Cummins is to consolidate its heavy-duty engine assembly and test operations at its Columbus Engine Plant into existing assembly operations at its Jamestown, NY plant.

‘Cummins is committed to competing profitably in the heavy-duty engine business. This action is part of our overall strategy to do so, and is not connected to current market conditions,’ said Joe Loughrey, Cummins President, Engine Business and Executive Vice President.

Approximately 200 positions in the heavy-duty business will be eliminated as a result of the consolidation, which will be completed by the first quarter of 2003. Cummins will continue to manufacture cylinder heads and engine blocks at the Columbus Engine Plant.

‘The Jamestown plant uses our most modern assembly line, which has the flexibility and capacity to meet all customer requirements for our 11-litre and 15-litre engines more productively and cost-effectively than any other alternative,’ Loughrey said.

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