Secretary Locke Visits Cummins, U.S. Manufacturer in São Paulo

By March 22, 2011Trade

Commerce Secretary Locke shone a welcome spotlight on an Indiana-based business with a global reach when he visited a Cummins operation in São Paulo over the weekend. From the Commerce blog, “Commerce Secretary Locke Delivers Keynote Address on U.S.-Brazil Relations at the American Chamber of Commerce in Brazil and Visits Cummins Production Facility“:

Commerce Secretary Locke examines Cummins engine

Locke toured the Brazilian production and research facilities of Cummins Inc., which produces engines and related components, and emissions solutions technology. Locke was joined by Tim Solso, Chairman and CEO.

Cummins, Inc., headquartered in Columbus, Ind., has invested in the local São Paulo community in which they built their facility.  They created a day care center, built a school and a health clinic, as well created a job training program that teaches unemployed women how to sew.

Also, photos here and here.

U.S. companies are better able to serve regional and national markets through operations overseas, and Locke has highlighted Cummins as  an example last year at a U.S.-Russian Business Summit.

Several U.S. and Russian companies and institutions signed business deals and announced new cooperation surrounding today’s summit, including a commitment by Russian State Corporation Rostechnologii to purchase 50 Boeing Co. 737 aircraft, and an expansion of a joint venture between U.S. engine manufacturer Cummins and Russian truck builder Kamaz to allow production of a new, low-emissions diesel engine in Russia.

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