Cummins Inc. is less than a month away from kicking off its 100th anniversary, which will include celebrations at its locations worldwide. Some plans are already taking shape locally.
The Republic reported that the Columbus, Ind.-based Fortune 200 company, a global company known historically for diesel engines, will have a celebration for current and retired employees, and their family members, in June in downtown Columbus, said Sally Leyes, who is leading planning for Cummins’ 100th anniversary.
The event, expected to draw about 13,000 people, will include food vendors, events for children and two or three stages for speakers and bands, and the remodeled museum in the Corporate Office Building, which is being renovated, will be open for attendees to see, according to the application and a presentation made to Board of Works members.
Feb. 6 will serve as the company’s birthday kickoff, when more in-depth details about celebration activities will be shared with its employees worldwide, Leyes said. The day will honor the incorporation anniversary of the company that was founded in 1919 by Clessie Cummins, with financial backing from banker William G. Irwin.
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