The Pence family’s big weekend grew a bit Friday with a Cummins Inc. announcement that Ed Pence, the older brother of Gov.-elect Mike Pence, will lead the company’s high-horsepower diesel business centered in Seymour.
Ed Pence said he’s not sure who’s stealing whose thunder even though his brother’s inaugural ball is slated for this evening and he will be sworn in as the state’s 50th governor Monday morning.
“I’m going to leave that up to Mom,” Ed Pence said Friday.
Pence, who joined Cummins in 1981, said he is excited to be a part of the process to begin delivering the company’s first high-horsepower diesel engine, known as the Hedgehog or QSK95, to customers around the world. Production is slated to begin in 2014, and as many as 15 to 18 will be built daily once full production is reached.
All of those 4,000-horsepower engines — developed for use in boats, locomotives, mining trucks and offshore oil-drilling rigs — will be produced at the Cummins Seymour Engine Plant.
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