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Cummins to add office building, jobs

Cummins Inc. on June 10 announced it will add 600 employees in a new office building in downtown Columbus, Ind.

The building is the third expansion project in southern Indiana announced by Cummins in the past year. Once the new building is filled in 2013, Cummins will employ nearly 3,000 in downtown Columbus, three times the number in 2008.

“Our success in global markets over the past few years allowed us to remain strong during the recent economic downturn and has positioned the company for a period of accelerated growth,” said Tom Linebarger, Cummins president and chief operating officer.

The company expects to break ground soon on the new facility, a block south of the company’s corporate headquarters. The 130,000-square-foot building will connect to a similarly sized office building that Cummins began occupying in 2009.

In addition, an 800-space parking garage will be built for use by Cummins employees during daytime working hours and for the community at all other times.

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