Plant on track for record year of production
Facility currently has more than 50 jobs available across all shifts
CHARLESTON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 9, 2018--
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced its Charleston Turbo Plant has
produced its 5 millionth turbocharger, marking a significant milestone
at the plant which is on track for a record year of production.
“This plant doesn’t just make turbochargers. We manufacture reliability,
assurance, dependability and trust for our customers,” said Shon Wright,
General Manager of Cummins Turbo Technologies. “I commend our employees
for their ongoing commitment to our brand promise of innovation and
dependability, especially in light of the burgeoning demand on the
Cummins is the only manufacturer focused solely on medium- to heavy-duty
diesel engine turbo technologies. For more than 60 years, the company
has delivered innovative, reliable turbocharger solutions for customers
including Hyundai, Mack, DAF, the Cummins Engine company, Komatsu,
Daimler, Volvo and Detroit Diesel.
Cummins is a global business with strong roots in Charleston, dating
back to 1990. The Charleston Turbo Plant moved to its current location
in 2006. Since that time, the facility has steadily grown in size and
importance, both to the success of Cummins customers and to the company
itself. In 2013, Cummins expanded the facility to 250,000 square feet
with additional office space and added a new third-party logistics
facility adjacent to the plant.
Nearly 600 employees, representing more than 25 different countries of
origin, work at the plant, which is equipped with five assembly lines,
four cold test cells and three machining cells. The plant is projected
to produce more than 760,000 units this year – a record.
“There are two things I’m currently focusing on to help ensure the
Charleston Turbo Plant continues to grow and be successful: continuing
to evaluate technical investments to broaden the plant’s capabilities
and international trade,” Wright explained. “Trade has been the single
biggest contributor to growth for Cummins for more than a decade and for
our company to continue to be successful, we must be able to access
global consumers with high-quality and competitively priced products.”
The celebration also included a recognition of outgoing plant manager,
Jasmine Kang, who has been asked to fill another role in the company,
and the introduction of new plant manager, Marvin Solowo-Coker.
Solowo-Coker comes to Charleston after working for Cummins in the United
Kingdom, South Africa and Nigeria.
“I am so grateful that Jasmine’s legacy has us on an extremely solid
foundation,” said Solowo-Coker. “I intend to continue her critical focus
on our workforce development initiatives. I want to help make sure that
more people know about Cummins and the exciting opportunities we can
offer South Carolinians.”
This facility currently has more than 50 jobs available across all
shifts in roles ranging from Manufacturing Assembly Associates to
Manufacturing Technicians and Maintenance Technicians. Interested
candidates can apply at careers.cummins.com.
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary
business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a
broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from
diesel and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, as well
as related technologies, including battery systems, fuel systems,
controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical
power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.A.),
since its founding in 1919, Cummins currently employs approximately
58,600 people committed to powering a more prosperous world. Cummins
serves customers in about 190 countries and territories through a
network of some 500 company-owned and independent distributor locations
and approximately 7,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned about $1
billion on sales of $20.4 billion in 2017. Press releases can be found
on the Web at www.cummins.com.
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