[r59] Rep. Smith pleased with Cummins' Inc Expansion Plans (6/20/2011)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Start Date: 6/20/2011 All Day
End Date: 6/20/2011

Rep. Smith pleased with Cummins' Inc Expansion Plans

STATEHOUSE - Rep. Milo Smith (R- Columbus) is encouraged that more jobs will be created in Columbus, Indiana. An estimated 600 new jobs will be created by 2014 at Cummins Inc., the world's largest independent maker of diesel engines.  

"Their choice to grow in Indiana is testament to the fact that our state's pro-business attitude is creating an increase in economic development and keeping businesses in Indiana," said Rep. Smith. "I am pleased that more Hoosiers will be finding work in our great community."

Currently, Cummins employs more than 6,000 workers in Indiana and will be hiring more engineering, human resources, information technology, marketing and administrative staff for its Columbus headquarters.

Their latest expansion is an $18 million dollar investment in a new office building which will be located in downtown Columbus on the Cummins' campus.

The city of Columbus, at the request of the Columbus Economic Development Board, will provide local support for project construction costs and another $1 million for local education purposes. 

 "Cummins has achieved great success over the years and we are lucky to have this native Indiana Company continue to call Indiana home," said Rep. Smith.