SOURCE: Cummins Inc.

April 05, 2013 15:07 ET

Governor Pence Honors Companies for Safety Excellence During Ceremony at Cummins Seymour Engine Plant

COLUMBUS, IN--(Marketwired - April 05, 2013) - Today, Governor Mike Pence and Indiana Department of Labor Commissioner Sean Keefer honored Cummins Inc., (NYSE: CMI) Marmon Retail Home Improvement Products, Inc., and Aisin Drivetrain, Inc. for safety excellence.

During the ceremony, Pence and Keefer presented representatives from each company a plaque for earning a Governor's Workplace Safety Award.

"The State of Indiana appreciates and recognizes businesses that make workplace health and safety a priority," said Pence. "We know that showcasing excellence in safety and health is critical to reinforcing the safety culture at the workplace."

"We are pleased to receive a Governor's Workplace Safety Award and to have the Governor and Commissioner visit the Cummins Seymour Engine Plant," said Marya Rose, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Cummins Inc. "This award recognizes the tremendous work of our Seymour Engine Plant employees and it is also a reflection of Cummins' focus on health and safety improvement across the entire enterprise. We are grateful the Governor and Commissioner are emphasizing the importance of health and safety in the workplace."

"Marmon Retail Home Improvement Products is very honored to be one of the recipients of the 2013 Governor's Workplace Safety Award. We are pleased to represent all of our team members to accept this award for their outstanding safety achievements. Our company strives each day to send everyone home healthy so they can continue to earn a good living for their families. We all work together as a team to proactively solve safety issues before they become an injury or incident. Earning this award gives our team members a sense of pride in their jobs and it improves employee morale."

"We are very honored to be here today to receive the Governor's Workplace Safety Award from Governor Pence and the Department of Labor Commissioner, Sean Keefer," said Scott Turpin, President of Aisin Drivetrain, Inc. "The safety and health of our Team Members has been and will always be our first priority here at ADI. Being recognized with this Safety Award not only demonstrates our company's commitment to safety, it also demonstrates the dedication and teamwork from our Team Members to keep our workplace safe. We will continue to be proactive with all of our safety and health activities."

The annual Governor's Workplace Safety Awards are a result of a partnership among the Indiana Department of Labor, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Central Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers. The award provides recognition for companies based on best practices for eliminating workplace injuries and illnesses. The award recognizes those organizations for which safety and health have been made a top priority.

The Governor's Workplace Safety Awards are open to all organizations, regardless of size or number of workers affected. All Hoosier businesses, unions, municipalities, schools, service organizations, nonprofit organizations or individuals are eligible to apply for the awards.

About Cummins

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 46,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.65 billion on sales of $17.3 billion in 2012. Press releases can be found on the Web at or Follow Cummins on Twitter at and on YouTube at

The following files are available for download:

Contact Information

  • Jon Mills
    Director, External Communications
    Cummins Inc.
    Office: 317-610-4244
    Cell:    317-658-4540