COLUMBUS, IN – Cummins Inc. will boost daily production of diesel engines about 20% at its manufacturing plant in the fourth quarter of 2005 due to rising demand from Chrysler Group. Cummins’ Columbus mid-range engine plant currently turns out about 170,000 5.9L diesel engines a year, or 650 per day – 95% of which end up powering the Dodge Ram. Daily output will increase to 800 late next year, Elizabeth Hoegeman, director-shop operations, tells Ward’s during a recent plant tour. ...

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