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Cummins Laying Off 100 Temporary Workers

Columbus-based engine maker cited Chrysler's decision to temporarily halt production of Dodge Rams as the reason for the layoffs.

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — Cummins Inc. is laying off about 100 temporary workers from a Bartholomew County plant for at least for the rest of October.
The Columbus-based engine maker says the layoffs from the plant near Walesboro were needed because Chrysler has decided to temporarily halt production of Dodge Rams. The 6.7-liter Dodge Ram diesel engine is produced exclusively at Cummins Midrange Engine Plant.
Cummins spokeswoman Janet Williams says the layoffs will begin Monday and be re-evaluated at the end of the month. Williams says Chrysler has told Cummins that it will halt production in three of the next four weeks because of a general weakening in the market.
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