Cummins welcomes President Biden, announces intent to invest $1 billion in U.S. manufacturing

Cummins Jamestown, N.Y. engine plant

On the same day the company welcomed President Joe Biden on his administration's Investing in America tour, Cummins announced Monday it is investing more than $1 billion across its U.S. engine manufacturing network in Indiana, North Carolina and New York.

Cummins says the investment will provide upgrades to those facilities to support the industry’s first fuel agnostic engine platforms that will run on low carbon fuels, including natural gas, diesel and eventually hydrogen.

President Biden's visit Monday was to Cummins' facility in Fridley, Minn., and during the visit the President Biden discussed 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, Cummins says.

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“I am delighted that we will have the chance to show President Biden the innovative work we are doing at our Fridley plant and our incredible Cummins employees who are doing it,” says Jennifer Rumsey, Cummins president and CEO. “In just a few weeks, we will begin manufacturing one of the key pieces of technology for green hydrogen production that will help decarbonize our economy and drive the clean energy transition  the electrolyzer. Support from the Biden Administration and Congress with legislation like the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act are driving the clean energy economy forward in the United States and critical to our decarbonization efforts.”

Rumsey says both pieces of legislation “played a key role in our decision to manufacture products here in the U.S., creating more clean-tech jobs and positively impacting our communities,” she says. “The electrolyzer production in Minnesota and investment in our Indiana, North Carolina and New York facilities are reflective of our dual path approach of advancing both engine-based and zero-emission solutions — an approach that is best for all of our stakeholders and our impact on the planet. We can’t do this alone and are grateful for the continued partnership and collaboration with congressional leaders and the Biden Administration.” 

Over half of all medium- and heavy-duty trucks on the road in the U.S. today use Cummins engines. The company says this investment is intended to retain the thousands of current engineering and manufacturing jobs and support the creation of hundreds of new jobs across the company’s New York, North Carolina and Indiana footprint as Cummins invests in its people and facilities to grow innovation and manufacturing and accelerate its decarbonization efforts.

Cummins will invest $452M in its Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP) and $10 million into its Fridley, Minn., location. More information about the investments into Cummins' other locations will come later, the company says.

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