Cummins increases N14 engine production

COLUMBUS, Ind. (May 14) — Increased customer demand has led Cummins Engine Co. to boost production of its venerable N14 diesel engine by 30% in the last six months, and it¹s set to increase another 20% by the third quarter.

In a truck market that just doesn¹t want to stop, that means a ramping up of the big-block engine¹s build rate by 50% at its main Columbus, Ind., plant in less than a year, says Martha Brooks, vice-president of worldwide marketing.

That factory was enlarged and reconfigured to accommodate the all-new Signature model and the recently introduced ISX.

³The Signature 600 has been produced at the Columbus engine plant for more than one year and, with the July launch of the ISX engine, we are effectively doubling our capacity,² says Brooks.

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