It seemed as if the entire community of Jamestown, N.Y., was there to help Cummins Engine celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Jamestown engine plant this past week.
The 1 million-square-foot facility was purchased by Cummins in 1974 to produce engine components, but by 1979 it was turning out complete engines. Today, it produces all Cummins heavy-duty truck engines, which include the ISM and ISX 12; the Cummins Westport ISX 12 G spark-ignited natural gas engine; and a best-selling diesel engine in North America, the ISX 15.
The occasion was marked by an open house for the community and retired employees, displays of noteworthy trucks and engines, plant tours, and greetings from representatives of state and local government.
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