Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Indianapolis City County Councilor Vop Osili mingled with a crowd of about 200 at the January 5 event to mark completion of the nine-story building and greenspace.
Dressed in colorful t-shirts, 10 children from Indianapolis-based Kids Dance Outreach danced to the Jackson 5’s “Goin’ Back to Indiana” to warm up the crowd of approximately 200 gathered in the new Cummins’ lobby to commemorate the occasion.
Cummins never left, Indiana, of course, but it does have a new home on Market Street, in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.
“At Cummins, we aspire to do everything the best we can do — always. Whether that’s product innovations for our customers and for the environment, providing service to our global customers, investing in our communities, or creating workspaces for our employees,” explained Tony Satterthwaite, Distribution Business President.
“This will be place we are proud of, where we can increase our presence and make a lasting impact in the local community, just as we have done in Columbus, Pune, India, Scoresby, Australia and Johannesburg, South Africa, and other places across the globe,” he continued.
Officials with Cummins underscored its commitment to Indianapolis and Indiana. Initially, approximately 300 employees will work from the new facility. Cummins has about 10,000 employees located throughout Indiana, primarily in Columbus and Seymour.
Marya Rose, Cummins Chief Administrative Officer recognized the great team that was responsible for the project, starting with Deborah Berke Partners as lead designer and FA Wilhelm as construction manager. Locally, Ratio Architects played a key role through design and construction, and David Rubin Land Collective developed a plaza open to Cummins employees and the community.
The members of this team are already renowned in their fields, but now they join the ranks of Kevin Roche, Harry Weese and Eero Saarinen and the other greats who have contributed to the Cummins legacy of good design.
After the official ribbon was cut, architect Deborah Berke led a tour to talk about the unique features of the building.
Employees will move into their new home by the end of January.
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