Cummins Planning To Bring Back 1,100 Manufacturing Employees

(COLUMBUS) – About 1,100 Cummins manufacturing employees will be returning to work at all their southern Indiana facilities on Monday except for Columbus Midrange Engine Plant.

Jon Mills, company spokesman, says Columbus Midrange Engine Plant will be reopened when Fiat Chrysler Automobiles returns to production of the heavy-duty Ram trucks using Cummins engines. About 900 of the company’s 2,000 southern Indiana manufacturing employees work at Columbus Midrange Engine Plant.

Cummins is taking steps to ensure that workers have a safe environment to return to. Employees will be provided protective gear and the facility will be cleaned and disinfection daily, officials are rearranging workspaces and workflow to maintain social distancing and will be doing health screenings and temperature checks.

The reopening of the manufacturing plants and the return of those workers does not change the situation of the many office workers who will continue to work reduced hours, at home, and with reduced pay until such time they can be safely brought back to work, Mills added.