President Biden Visits Cummins Facility

The company also announced more than $1 billion across its manufacturing network. The administration's Investing in America agenda played a role in this decision.

President Biden speaks at the Cummins facility in Fridley, Minnesota.
President Biden speaks at the Cummins facility in Fridley, Minnesota.
Cummins Inc.

President Joe Biden visited Cummins Inc. in Fridley, Minnesota, on Monday, April 3, 2023. The visit was part of his Administration’s Investing in America tour.

“I am delighted that we will have the chance to show President Biden the innovative work we are doing at our Fridley plant and our incredible Cummins employees who are doing it,” said Jennifer Rumsey, Cummins president and CEO. “In just a few weeks, we will begin manufacturing one of the key pieces of technology for green hydrogen production that will help decarbonize our economy and drive the clean energy transition, the electrolyzer. Support from the Biden administration and Congress with legislation like the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act are driving the clean energy economy forward in the U.S. and critical to our decarbonization efforts.”

While at the Cummins facility, President Biden discussed how his Investing in America agenda supports manufacturing, innovation and a clean energy economy. The agenda also creates good-paying jobs in communities like Fridley and across the country.

Coinciding with the visit, Cummins announced that in addition to recent investments in Fridley, the company is investing more than $1 billion across its U.S. engine manufacturing network in Indiana, North Carolina and New York. This investment will provide facility upgrades to support the industry’s first fuel agnostic engine platforms. These engines will operate on low-carbon fuels, including natural gas, diesel and eventually hydrogen, helping decarbonize the nation’s truck fleets today.

“The historic investments included in those pieces of legislation played a key role in our decision to manufacture products here in the U.S., creating more clean-tech jobs and positively impacting our communities,” Rumsey continued. “The electrolyzer production in Minnesota and investment in our Indiana, North Carolina and New York facilities are reflective of our dual path approach of advancing both engine-based and zero-emission solutions – an approach that is best for all of our stakeholders and our impact on the planet. We can’t do this alone and are grateful for the continued partnership and collaboration with congressional leaders and the Biden Administration.”

Check out this Cummins press release for more information.