Cummins expanding North Carolina factory

Cummins is investing US$580 million on expanding its North Carolina factory.
Engines, Components & Tyres / January 10, 2024 1 minute Read
By MJ Woof
Cummins will invest in its facility in North Carolina with a view to making its new fuel agnostic engines at the factory

Cummins has a US$580 million plan to develop its Rocky Mount Engine Plant in North Carolina. The firm says that the project is intended to drive economic and job growth in the Nash County community. This investment is set to generate approximately 80 additional new jobs, fostering both short-term employment opportunities and long-term job stability.

The investment comes as Cummins continues towards its Destination Zero Strategy and its plan to achieve zero emissions across its products, the plan will involve installing new equipment for the future of manufacturing and upgrading the assembly line for next generation products.

“We are excited to be driving continued growth within Nash County and creating jobs that rely on high calibre technology for the future,” said Steve Pinkston, Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant Manager.  “Cummins is focused on Destination Zero and getting there as quickly as possible. We need engagement from federal, state, and local governments like Nash County to achieve our goals and we are grateful for their support. When we receive engagement from local partners like this, it helps us move faster toward a more sustainable future.”

With a history of production for more than 40 years and producing over 5 million engines at RMEP, this investment reaffirms Cummins' dedication to the region's economic vitality and sustaining its presence for the future. Currently, there are 2,000 employees contributing to the success and growth of Cummins at the RMEP facility.

Decarbonisation is a growth opportunity for Cummins and the fuel-agnostic engine platform is a key component to help customers decarbonise and make it easier to adopt alternative fuel types.

The new fuel-agnostic engine platform features a series of engine versions that have a high degree of parts commonality. Below the head gasket of each engine will largely have similar components and above the head gasket will have different components for different fuel types. Each engine version will operate using a different, single fuel. This new design approach will be applied across the company’s legendary engine portfolios including the B6.7 and the X15, and the new 10litre portfolio called the X10.

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