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Reed Celebrates 45 Years With Cummins JEP; Discusses USMCA

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Jamestown, NY, August 21, 2019 | comments

Rep. Tom Reed recently presented a special Statement for the Record to Cummins’ Jamestown Engine Plant in honor of their 45th anniversary. During the visit, Tom met with the plant manager, Anna Dibble, and other administrators of the company to tour the facility, meet with employees and talk about the issues of the day - including the United States, Mexico and Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA).

The Jamestown plant employs 1,700 employees and is one of the largest private employers in Chautauqua County. Cummins Engine as a whole is also celebrating its 100 year anniversary and employs 62,600 employees across the globe. The company manufactures diesel and natural gas powered engines, high-speed, high-horsepower engines, electronic modules and parts, fuel systems and more.

“Celebrating 45 years with the Cummins’ Jamestown Engine Plant and 100 years with the company as a whole is incredible – this company is a testament to excellent manufacturing,” said Tom. “To keep this great momentum going, it’s only fair that we push ahead with the USMCA and have a vote on this important piece of legislation. People we care about, such as those at Cummins, will be put in harm’s way if we do not get this on the floor.”

Anna Dibble, Jamestown Engine Plant Manager, said ““As one of the largest manufacturing employers in the region, we appreciate Rep. Reed’s representation of our plant in Washington, D.C., especially in his work as co-chair of the manufacturing caucus and co-chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus.

The Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant’s 1,700 employees play an important role in the company's ability to produce a broad range of engines for different customers around the world serving a wide variety of markets. When Cummins is successful globally, we add high quality jobs in communities at home, including here in Jamestown. The USMCA preserves and strengthens the benefits of North American trade for American workers, farmers, businesses and consumers, and for Cummins, as our two largest export markets in the world are Canada and Mexico. We are grateful of Rep. Reed’s support of this agreement.” 

The USMCA, or the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, would replace the current NAFTA agreement that governs trade in North America. 
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