Cummins Invests $580 Million in Engine Plant

Jan. 11, 2024
The project includes new manufacturing equipment and assembly line upgrades.

Cummins will invest $580 million in its Rocky Mount engine plant (RMEP) in Nash County, North Carolina to install new equipment and upgrade the assembly line for next generation products.

This investment is set to generate approximately 80 additional new jobs as Cummins continues towards its Destination Zero Strategy and its plan to achieve zero emissions across its products.

The new fuel-agnostic engine platforms feature a series of engine versions that are derived from a common base engine, which means they 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.

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Each engine version will operate using a different, single fuel. This new design approach will be applied across the company’s engine portfolios including the B6.7 and the X15, and the new 10-liter portfolio called the X10.

“We are excited to be driving continued growth within Nash County and creating jobs that rely on high caliber technology for the future,” said Steve Pinkston, Cummins RMEP manager, in a statement.  “Cummins is focused on Destination Zero and getting there as quickly as possible. When we receive engagement from local partners like this, it helps us move faster toward a more sustainable future.”

“This investment is not just about engines; it's a testament to our unwavering commitment to the community and our vision for a sustainable and impactful future,” said Pinkston. “Our role extends beyond the production floor; it's about cultivating a thriving community where everyone can succeed. As we invest in innovation and growth, we're also investing in the community that has been our home for four decades and counting."

Source: Cummins