New engine announcement from Cummins means more jobs at Columbus Engine Plant

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Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel on the line
Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel on the line

The Columbus Engine Plant (CEP) will need more employees to produce the Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel for Nissan

but Company officials said today it will take some time to ramp up production.

“We think this will have a very positive effect on this community,” said Cummins CEO Tom Linebarger before a room at CEP crowded with employees, dignitaries, reporters and television cameras.

Jeff Caldwell, General Manager of Cummins pickup truck business, said the V8 program has consistently maintained a workforce of between 150 and 300 employees even when the Company was looking for a buyer. He expects the plant to have 800 employees at full production.

“It is really tremendous to see engine manufacturing return to this building,” he added.

Nissan has not released a launch date for the next generation Titan pickup truck it announced today but engineering prototype trucks powered by the Cummins engine are currently undergoing extensive on-highway testing.

Both Linebarger and Caldwell said the Company will be shipping out V8 diesels for the commercial vehicle market by the fourth quarter of 2014.

When jobs are available for the new positions at CEP, they will be posted at careers.cummins.com.

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  • Chad says:
    August 20, 2013 at 4:53 pm Reply

    I think u’s should put that in da new ford ranger

    • Larry Baldwin says:
      August 21, 2013 at 8:27 am Reply

      I was getting ready to buy another new Toyota truck until this announcement yesterday. I would like to buy one of the new Titan trucks with the new engine. I would use it for everyday driving and you could get the test results anytime you want to check it.

      • Irak Alvarez says:
        August 29, 2013 at 2:08 am

        well you really can’t compare gasoline engines with diesel engines, if toyota starts using diesel engines (which they should because their v8 isn’t that great) they would probaby use VW diesel engines.

    • Irak Alvarez says:
      August 29, 2013 at 2:05 am Reply

      Unfortunately you can’t because ford is using the new powerstroke engine for those, now that they separated from INTERNATIONAL their new engine is promising a lot.

  • Phillip wickert says:
    August 20, 2013 at 5:35 pm Reply

    I will be more then glad to test out the new Cummins in the colder temps for you.

  • jubin.vp says:
    August 24, 2013 at 4:25 pm Reply

    Dear sir/madam, i am from india. Am working at cummins turbo charger plant. I have interest transfer to UK or Columbus (any plant). What i would do?

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