Two years after opening a second manufacturing facility in the Charleston region, Cummins Turbo Technologies has announced an $11 million plant expansion. The company will double assembly capacity and greatly increase machining capacity at its existing plant in North Charlestons Palmetto Commerce Park, with plans to create 100 new jobs.
The new competitive expansion project was facilitated by the Charleston Regional Development Alliance in partnership with numerous public- and private-sector allies. The Alliance is an economic development organization working to advance the economy of the three-county Charleston region.
"Cummins' decision to expand in our region sends a powerful message to other leaders in the automotive industry," said Alliance Chairman Jim Bryan. "Collectively, our three counties offer an incredible combination of assets for world-class manufacturers, and this expansion proves just how competitive we've become."
Headquartered in Huddersfield, England, Cummins Turbo Technologies is one of the world's largest manufacturers of turbochargers for diesel engines. The company opened its first Charleston area manufacturing plant in 1982 and opened its Palmetto plant in 2006. There are approximately 750 employees between its two area facilities.
Globally the company has seven manufacturing facilities located in Brazil, India, UK, USA and its joint venture in China ensuring support for engine and vehicle makers across the world.