Cummins marks 100th year of building engines

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From the publishers of the Indianapolis Star:

“The reality is Cummins products are all around us,” said Jennifer Rumsey, the Fortune 500 company’s chief technical officer. “We didn’t invent the diesel engine, but we are the one that took the technology and disrupted gasoline engines.”

Cummins has spent the past century innovating new technologies and working to better the planet by reducing its emissions and environmental impact — often standing alone in the industry. Now it is turning its attention to electric engines for trucks.

“With the company’s move to electric technology, if anyone needed a sign that they are a forward-thinking company, that’s it,” said Janet McCabe, a former clean air official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency who often worked with Cummins. “In every industry you have the leaders, those pushing forward and on the advanced edge of their industry,” she added. “I would put Cummins there.”

The full story is available at the Indianapolis Star.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

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  • john f chmielewski says:

    all these years making engines. an you still make crap. back in the 50s 60s an 70s you made decent stuff. you were the you find Detroit in newer RVs poor mans cadilac. when emmicions started up you had problems . still have problems. you have the RV market cornered . you make a Acheap motor an you put in all the chassis. unless it custom built. Cat got out of RVs because of emessions .

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