The $100 million investment in the plant's expansion will open the door for Cummins to produce high-horsepower clean diesel and natural gas engines in the future.
With the new investment, Cummins expects to add about 200 engineering and manufacturing jobs over the next five years. The plant currently employs nearly 450 people.
Cummins has also changed the name of the facility to the Seymour Engine Plant from the Cummins Industrial Center, to reflect the company's practice at many of its other engine manufacturing locations.
The company is working on a new, larger-displacement engine. The product investment will increase the plant's capacity and manufacturing capability, including a new assembly line, paint area and production test cells.
The expansion will almost double the current engineering footprint in the facility and increase Cummins high-horsepower mechanical development capability. Other capital expenditures will include additional equipment, test cells and other facility upgrades.
Preparations for the technical center expansion are scheduled to start immediately, and construction is expected to be complete by mid-2011.
"This is an exciting expansion and announcement," said Mark Levett, vice president and general manager of the high-horsepower business. "Cummins was first to market with our EPA Tier 2 high-horsepower engines, meeting both emissions requirements and our customers' needs for reliability, durability and performance."
The Seymour Engine Plant opened in 1976 and is currently manufacturing V903, K19, QSK19 and QST30 diesel and natural gas engines.