Cummins Inc. announced this week that its assembly and test operations in Columbus, Ind., will be moved to a plant in Jamestown, N.Y.,
prompting the elimination of about 200 jobs at the Indiana plant.
But the diesel maker said Thursday the move will create 250 jobs in New York, with another 250 hires expected within the next few years.
The Jamestown plant's modern assembly line will allow the most cost-effective production of 11-liter and 15-liter engines, according to Joe Loughrey, head of the company's engine division.
Cummins will continue to manufacture cylinder heads and engine blocks at the Columbus engine plant. Besides making diesel engines, Cummins manufactures electrical power generators and related technologies. With about 24,900 employees worldwide, Cummins reported sales of $5.7 billion in 2001.