Global slump cut Cummins’ 2012 sales by 4 percent



A weakening global economy lowered Cummins Inc.’s sales by 4 percent last year, and the company projects a similar sales trajectory for this year because of continued worldwide economic difficulties.

Nonetheless, the Columbus-based company Wednesday announced its second-best year in terms of sales and profit — and shares rose 2.6 percent as Cummins said it has seen recovery in some markets, including Brazil and North America.

According to the Jackson County Industrial Development Corp. website, Cummins employs 524 workers in Seymour.

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