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Cummins Emission Solutions (CES), a subsidiary of Cummins Inc., will strategically partner with EMCON Technologies LLC in the manufacturing of CES-Designed emission controls systems for the 2010 on-highway truck market.

CES will continue to provide the integrated DPF-SCR systems for meeting 2010 EPA emission standards from its existing manufacturing base in Wisconsin. EMCON will be the manufacturer of CES’s Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF).

CES has industry leading capabilities in knowledge of engines, aftertreatment controls, engineered components and system integration; EMCON’s expertise is in exhaust aftertreatment packaging. The result of this winning combination will be state-of-the-art aftertreatment products and systems that our customers demand for today’s clean-running diesel engines.

—Srikanth Padmanabhan, President of Cummins Emission Solutions

Padmanabhan said this partnership would allow the strategic alliance to leverage the combined scale and provide further business growth opportunities in the future.

Plans call for EMCON to begin production of the CES DPF products in late 2009.

CES also said it will shut down its Wautoma (Wisconsin) Plant. Approximately 180 people are employed at the Wautoma Plant, which will close its doors by the end of March. The other emission control and exhaust products currently manufactured in the Wautoma facility will be moved to other CES manufacturing locations in Wisconsin. CES will review opportunities to transfer some people to other Cummins locations, but these opportunities are expected to be very limited due to the market conditions.

Last week, Cummins Inc. announced it will reduce its permanent professional workforce worldwide by at least 800 employees by the end of February and freeze salaries for the year. As part of the latest reductions, the Company will offer a second voluntary retirement package to certain active professional employees in the United States. The remainder of the reductions will result from involuntary terminations from Cummins’ operations around the world.

Cummins also reduced the salaries of its officers by 10% for 2009.


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