According to Cummins and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, the company will stay, and expand in Memphis, ending months of speculation.
In fact, Cummins plans on creating 70 new jobs by investing $6.7 million in the expansion of its current parts and distribution center in Memphis.
“Our department isn’t just focused on recruiting new businesses to the state,” said ECD commissioner Randy Boyd. “We also work hard to nurture and support all of our existing industries, which is why it’s so rewarding to see Cummins Inc.’s continued growth.”
Gov. Bill Haslam, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell are all happy to see Cummins, a global leader in diesel engine and related technologies, stay put in Memphis, seeing how the company has been involved with the Memphis community for more than 30 years.
“Memphis is home to our distribution business as well as our remanufacturing business, both of which are important to the success of our company,” said Norbert Nusterer, vice president of parts business for Cummins.
“Retaining and growing Cummins’ distribution center was our primary concern for many months,” said Reid Dulberger, president of the city-county Economic Development Growth Engine. “Mayor Wharton and Mayor Luttrell were personally involved, meeting with local and corporate Cummins officials and coordinating directly with Gov. Haslam.”
Expect for the Cummins expansion to begin in June, with final completion scheduled for December of this year.