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Cummins cutting hours for Fuel Systems

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Slowing demand has prompted Cummins Inc. to cut the work week of 350 employees at the Columbus Fuel Systems Plant to four days.

Cummins said the cutbacks will begin today, which means that 350 of the plants 512 Diesel Workers Union members will stay home today.

The four-day work week will remain in effect until further notice, Cummins said.

"As a result of the recent weakening global economic conditions, Cummins has been taking a number of steps over the last few months to respond appropriately and align its costs with the decreasing demand," Cummins representatives said in an email.

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