Cummins Rehires Laid-Off Workers

About 100 temporary workers were laid off last month because Cummins' production of the 6.7-liter Dodge Ram diesel engine was temporarily stopped.

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) β€” Cummins Inc. has rehired most of the temporary workers it laid off about a month ago from its midrange engine plant in Indiana’s Bartholomew County.
The engine marker rehired 85 of the roughly 100 workers laid off in early October. Spokesman Mark Land says the company asked all the workers to return, and it still wants to add 25 more employees.
The Columbus-based engine maker has said the layoffs from the plant near Walesboro were needed because Chrysler decided to temporarily halt production of Dodge Rams. Land says that production has resumed.
The 6.7-liter Dodge Ram diesel engine is made exclusively at the Cummins Midrange Engine Plant.
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