Cummins announces USD580M investment in North Carolina plant
Cummins Inc. announced a USD580 million project that will upgrade equipment and assembly lines for next-generation products at the Rocky Mount Engine Plant in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. This investment is part of Cummins’ recent commitment of more than USD1 billion across its U.S. manufacturing facilities.
Cummins received approval for tax incentives from the Nash County commissioners office to support the continued local investment.
The strategic investment is set to generate approximately 80 additional jobs, providing both short-term employment and long-term stability.
“We are excited to be driving continued growth within Nash County and creating technology jobs of the future,” said Steve Pinkston, Cummins’ Rocky Mount plant manager.
The 1.3 million-square-foot Rocky Mount facility employs more than 2,000 people and produces mid-range engines for various markets. The plant opened in 1983 as a joint venture with Case called Consolidated Diesel Co. In 2008, Cummins acquired full ownership and renamed it the Rocky Mount Engine Plant. It is the first Cummins plant to produce five million engines and has made one million more than any other company facility.
Decarbonisation is a growth opportunity for Cummins, and its fuel-agnostic engine platform enables customers to adopt alternative fuels on the path to zero emissions. These products support fleet sustainability goals by delivering economical, scalable power and durability.
Fuel-agnostic platform enables alternative fuels
The new fuel-agnostic platforms feature engines derived from a common base that have similar internal components but can run on different fuels. Each engine version operates on a single fuel optimised for that design. This modular approach will extend across Cummins’ portfolio including the B6.7, X15 and new X10 10-liter engines.
“Cummins is committed to reaching Destination Zero emissions as quickly as possible. We need engagement from all levels of government, like Nash County, to achieve these goals and are grateful for their support. Local partnerships help accelerate our progress toward a sustainable future,” Pinkston said.