Cummins gets EPA certification for 2007 EGR engines

| 1/3/2007

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Cummins' heavy-duty and mid-range truck engines for 2007. Full production of the new engines begins in January.

The engines feature the company's cooled EGR - or Exhaust Gas Recirculation - technology, as well as a particulate filter, all part of Cummins' efforts to meet the 2007 emissions regulations.

Cummins said in a statement that it will retain its entire permanent workforce at all of its North American engine manufacturing plants. The company indicated that was due to an anticipated increase in demand for mid-range and heavy-duty engines by the end of the first quarter of 2007.