Led mostly by employees with Ph.D. s, the Columbus, Indiana (U.S.A.)-based team investigated unexplained failures with the camshafts in some older engines. With equipment capable of analyzing in the realm of individual atoms, it identified something in the engine oil corroding the bronze pins that the camshaft rollers spin on – even though a base additive to counteract acid was still in place.
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Almost everything you see from the outside of the new Cummins Distribution Business Unit (DBU) Headquarters in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana (U.S.A.) has something to do with saving energy or water.
From the uneven landscaping in the plaza next to the headquarters to the types of glass used in the 9-story structure, the building aligns with Cummins’ mission demanding “everything we do leads to a cleaner, healthier (and) safer environment.”
We’ve been building our Distribution Business headquarters for two years, but Cummins has spent almost 100 years creating a foundation for what this building stands for.
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Cummins is a global power leader employing more than 50,000 people worldwide. We design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines. We also make related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Our global headquarters is in Columbus, Indiana and we serve customers in approximately 190 countries and territories.
In January 2017, Cummins will open its Distribution Business Unit (Cummins employees commonly refer to the business unit as simply ''DBU") headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. Tony Satterthwaite is the President of this division within Cummins. The DBU is comprised of thousands of sales and service operations around the world.
Tony took some time to answer a few questions about the DBU and its new headquarters.
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They were busy as ever, working on the wiring, the gears, a bull bar to protect the grille and undercarriage and much, much more. And now they were racing the clock, because the truck was scheduled to be shipped to Mexico in just a few days.
Created by artist Kendall Buster, this sculpture is one of many artworks that will be integrated throughout the nine-story building.
Though the project is not yet complete, Cummins already has been credited with bringing its architectural legacy to Indianapolis through creating a dynamic, people-centric work environment for employees and customers, while contributing to the city’s social and economic vibrancy.
The following op-ed was authored by Dan Del Genio, Director of Global Trade Management and Compliance at Cummins
I have been with Cummins 17 years, beginning in internal audit in 1999. Since then I have served in several roles in HR and legal, and I have been in my current role as Director of Global Trade Management and Compliance since 2011.