Party atmosphere launches updated vision, mission for Cummins

COLUMBUS, Indiana — About 5,000 people gathered around the Cummins Inc. downtown global headquarters to celebrate the company’s past and future, as well as its deep ties to Columbus.

Cummins’ second annual block party, stretching from Fifth to Sixth streets along Jackson Street, served as a launching point for its updated mission, vision and values statements. They were changed to match the evolution of a Fortune 200 company that will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2019, said Tony Satterthwaite, president of Cummins’ Distribution Business.

The event offered families of Cummins employees and members of the public a glimpse of what the diesel engine maker and power company does — as passenger trucks, farm implements, heavy machinery and Cummins engines were on display. The party atmosphere included free food, kids activities and robot races.

“We’re very conscious of our Columbus community, and that we are a big part of it. But also it’s a big part of us,” Satterthwaite said. “So we wanted to make sure we included the community in our celebration because this community has been good for Cummins, and I know Cummins has been good for this community.”

Read more in Thursday’s print edition of The Republic.