Cummins said Thursday that it expects to layoff about 690 workers this month from its Columbus MidRange Engine Plant. Cummins plans to move about 80 others who work at the plant to other jobs within the company.
Cummins engine business president Jim Kelly says the plant's production is nearly all for Chrysler, so without that the business it is not feasible to keep it running. Cummins expects to reopen the plant when Chrysler resumes truck production.
Cummins plans unrelated layoffs of about 100 hourly workers in June from other plants in Columbus and nearby Seymour.