President Biden will visit Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) in Fridley, Minnesota on Monday, April 3 as part of his Administration’s Investing in America tour. President Biden will discuss how his Investing in America agenda is supporting manufacturing, innovation, and a clean energy economy, as well as creating good-paying jobs in communities like Fridley and across the country, during his visit.
Cummins has announced that, in addition to recent investments in Fridley, the company is investing more than $1 billion across its U.S. engine manufacturing network in Indiana, North Carolina, and New York. The investment will upgrade those facilities to support the industry’s first fuel agnostic engine platforms, which will run on low carbon fuels such as natural gas, diesel, and eventually hydrogen, assisting in the decarbonization of the nation’s truck fleets today.
The historic investments included in those pieces of legislation were critical in our decision to manufacture products in the United States, creating more clean-tech jobs and positively impacting our communities, Rumsey added.
Cummins engines power more than half of all medium- and heavy-duty trucks on the road in the United States today. As Cummins invests in its people and facilities to grow innovation and manufacturing and accelerate our decarbonization efforts, this investment is intended to retain thousands of current engineering and manufacturing jobs while also supporting the creation of hundreds of new jobs across the company’s New York, North Carolina, and Indiana footprints.
The information below highlights the company’s plans to continue investing in its Jamestown Engine Plant in New York, as well as recent investments in Fridley, Minnesota. Additional investment in Indiana and North Carolina will be announced later.
Cummins plans to invest $452 million in its Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP) in Western New York to upgrade its 998,000 square-foot facility to produce the industry’s first fuel-agnostic internal combustion engine platform that uses a variety of lower carbon fuel types. The X15N is part of JEP’s new fuel-independent 15-liter engine platform.
Customers of Cummins, including Walmart, Werner, Matheson, and National Ready Mix, are starting to test the first engines of the fuel-agnostic platform, the X15N. Later in April, Walmart will receive the very first field test unit to participate in the field test of this industry-first, 15-liter advanced engine platform that runs on renewable natural gas.
Cummins Inc., a global leader in power technology, is a conglomerate of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute, and service a diverse range of power solutions. Internal combustion, electric, and hybrid integrated power solutions, as well as components such as filtration, aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, microgrid controls, batteries, electrolyzers, and fuel cell products, are all available from the company.
Cummins serves its customers through an online presence, a network of company-owned and independent distributor locations, and thousands of dealer locations around the world.