(SEYMOUR) – Cummins Inc. announced it is temporarily shutting down all its Southern Indiana manufacturing plants beginning this week until May 4th, in a staggered schedule in response to the market disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The shutdown includes the Columbus Engine Plant, the Fuel Systems Plant (FSC and XPC), the Seymour Engine Plant and the Columbus MidRange Engine Plant.
The company’s warehouses will remain open to support aftermarket operations along with all technical centers, and parts distribution centers
A couple of thousand employees will be laid off with no pay but will continue to have medical, dental and life insurance benefits for the next 90 days.
The plant closings are being staggered to ensure the company builds enough inventory to meet customer demand, according to a company message to employees.