Photo by Joe Harpring for The Tribune / %u2018Deadliest Catch%u2019 star Johnathan Hillstrand, right, shows off a bit of still-wet red paint from a new engine to his video crew Friday at Cummins Seymour Engine Plant. Looking on from left are Josh Harris, Scott Hillstrand and Andy Hillstrand. The four are crew members of the Time Bandit, a fishing boat for which Cummins is producing two engines.
Photo by Joe Harpring for The Tribune / Cummins Inc. employee James Brown, second from left, demonstrates how to shove a piston into its cylinder on the assembly line Friday at the Seymour Engine Plant. Observing are %u2018Deadliest Catch%u2019 stars, from left, Johnathan Hillstrand, Andy Hillstrand and Johnathan%u2019s son, Scott Hillstrand.
More than 700 Cummins Inc. employees at Seymour Engine Plant learned Friday that they don’t just make engines — they save people’s lives.
No one knows this better than the crew of the crab fishing boat Time Bandit, stars of the Discovery Channel show “Deadliest Catch.” Crew members, including Co-Captains Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand, visited Columbus and Seymour Thursday and Friday to meet and thank Cummins employees. The crew also helped build a Cummins engine in Seymour to be installed this summer in their boat to replace the existing, but aging, Cummins engines.
The co-captains are just as you would expect them to be, judging by their TV personas: boisterous, quick to crack a joke and always ready to laugh, in Johnathan’s case with his signature nicotine-induced raspy timbre. And Johnathan especially often gets bleeped on the show for good reason. Curse words frequently get pulled from his linguistic arsenal. But if anyone should get to curse like sailors, perhaps it’s actual sailors.
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