Cummins Inc. is celebrating the production of the 1.5 millionth engine at its Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP) in Jamestown, NY. Established in 1974, the JEP is one of the top five heavy-duty diesel engine producers worldwide with production in recent years typically exceeding 100,000 engines annually. It also remains one of the company's largest manufacturing facilities, accounting for 12% of Cummins total engine production in 2012.
The JEP is the largest private employer in Chautauqua County, NY, with over 1,400 employees working in the 1 million plus square foot facility. In celebration of the 1.5 millionth engine, Cummins executives will join Jamestown employees today to recognize their efforts in this milestone achievement.
"Cummins has remained the leader in the heavy-duty North American truck market by consistently delivering engines with better fuel economy, reliability and durability. We credit much of our success to the hard-working employees that commit themselves every day to provide products and service that meet or exceed our customer expectations," said plant manager, Mike Abbate.
The JEP is one of Cummins 28 worldwide manufacturing locations and produces many of the Cummins Heavy-Duty engines including the ISX15, the ISX12 and the ISM diesel engines. The flagship ISX15 engine continues to be the top-selling engine in the heavy-duty truck market with Jamestown total production exceeding 677,000 ISX15 engines since 2003. The Heavy-Duty Engine Plant is also in full production with the new high-performance Cummins Westport ISX12 G Heavy-Duty natural gas engine.