Cummins Inks U.S. Military Deal
Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has secured a nearly $21.5 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense. The work involves up to 160 V903 Series diesel engines.
The contract is expected to be complete by the end of next year. The facilities in Columbus and Seymour will handle the work involved in the deal. The V903 is a V8 engine for the defense industry that cranks out 800 horsepower.
Earlier this year, Cummins celebrated the grand opening of its $70 million Seymour Technical Center, which houses 400 employees. Jackson County is home to the manufacturer’s High-Horsepower Engine business. Cummins has invested big in Seymour in recent years, including new warehouses, additional engineering and production test cells, office space, a cylinder block line and a new aftertreatment component manufacturing facility.