Governor Hochul Announces Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant to Invest $452 Million to Produce the Industry’s First Fuel-agnostic Engine Platform

May 22, 2023

Cummins Today Marks Production Milestone of Its 2.5 Millionth Engine While Planning For A More Sustainable Future

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Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that global power and technology leader Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) is investing $452 million in the 998,000-square-foot Jamestown facility, where production will leverage a range of lower carbon fuel types, including natural gas, and align with Destination Zero, Cummins’ strategy to go further, faster to reduce greenhouse gas and air quality impacts of its products and reach zero emissions by 2050. In addition, Cummins announced that it has produced its 2.5 millionth engine at the company’s Jamestown Engine Plant, as Cummins continues to pave a path to a more sustainable future for its products and for the State of New York. The X15N, officially No. 2,500,001, is a 15-liter natural gas engine, part of the first fuel-agnostic internal combustion engine platform being produced at the Jamestown Engine Plant. The company also committed to creating 90 new jobs through this investment.

“Cummins’ Jamestown Engine Plant is not only the largest employer in Chautauqua County, but also a powerhouse investing in the forefront of technologies to help New York and the nation move forward to a more sustainable future,” Governor Hochul said. “I congratulate the innovative, manufacturing leader on its investment and commitment to its employees and New York State."

Srikanth Padmanabhan, Vice President and President, Cummins Engine Business said, “Our employees are innovating to find new ways of working that use fewer of the world’s resources, and the Engine Business is at the center of this exciting innovation. Our fuel agnostic platform builds on decades of experience in designing and manufacturing industry-leading products here in Jamestown. It is essential to our commitment to help customers reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

More than half of all medium and heavy-duty trucks on the road in the U.S. today use Cummins engines and industry leaders are showing interest in the latest engines from the Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP); Knight-Swift Transportation, Ryder and United Parcel Service (UPS), among others will be the first fleets to begin testing the first X15N engines. This next-generation engine is the first natural gas engine to be specifically designed for heavy-duty truck applications, with up to 500 horsepower output, and is a key step for the future of heavy-duty transportation fleets and the trucking industry’s road to zero emissions.

Read the full press release here.