First-quarter growth propels profits, boosts full-year expectations

Strong growth in North American revenues at Cummins Inc. fueled solid first-quarter earnings, the company reported Tuesday.

The Columbus-based engine maker reported first-quarter revenue of $4.4 billion, an increase of 12 percent from the same period a year ago.

Cummins Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger said it was encouraging that the strong rebound in the North American market drove the increase.

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