CUMMINS TO BEGIN PRODUCTION OF V-8 DIESEL ENGINE
Cummins officials say they’ll begin production of the ISV5.0, V-8 diesel engine. The engine is made for pickup-and-delivery vehicles, school busses, motorhomes and other light and medium duty trucks. The ISV5.0 brings together a compacted graphite iron cylinder block, forged steel crankshaft, high-strength aluminum alloy heads, and composite valve covers to offer maximum durability in a lightweight package. These features, along with dual overhead camshafts, also reduce noise, vibration and harshness. The Cummins ISV5.0 will serve customers in the United States and Canada, and will be certified to the near-zero NOx and PM emissions levels required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. At launch, it will also meet greenhouse gas requirements through 2016, and 2015 Air Resources Board standards, including on-board diagnostics. The ISV5.0, along with the 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel for pickup trucks, will be manufactured at the Columbus Engine Plant. Production of the ISV5.0 will start during the fourth quarter of 2014. Connersville has found a tenant for the former Visteon facility. Minnesota-based Wayzata Home Products Company will invest $12.5 million with plans to employ about 300 workers in the next five years. Connersville officials have been negotiating for the past seven months with parent company 6 Square Cabinet Company. The Carbon Motors venture failed when efforts to secure a Department of Energy loan were unsuccessful.