Cummins Executive on Infrastructure Bill

The chief operating officer of Columbus-based powertrain maker Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) witnessed the signing of the $1 trillion infrastructure bill Monday afternoon in a White House ceremony. While the spending bill focuses on improving the nation’s roads, bridges and ports, Jennifer Rumsey says the measure also puts money towards infrastructure in support of technology for decarbonization.

“Cummins really does see it as a positive move,” said Rumsey in an interview with Inside INdiana Business. “Investing in a range of different technologies that we think will be critical to building out infrastructure that can help our nation decarbonize.”

In recent years, the company has expanded its portfolio beyond the diesel engines that turned the Indiana-based manufacturer into a Fortune 500 company.

Last year, the company held its first-ever Hydrogen Day, an event to discuss the future of its hydrogen fuel technologies and the company’s plans to embrace the technology.

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