Cummins to be honored with Centennial Business Award

Cummins Inc. is being honored with the 2019 Centennial Business Award from the Indiana Historical Society. The award recognizes the Columbus-based business for its long history of service. IHS will present the award during the annual Founders Day dinner on Nov. 4, at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in downtown Indianapolis.

The Centennial Business Award is part of the Historic Business Register, founded in 1992 by trustees and members of IHS. It provides special recognition to Indiana companies continually in business for a century or more, encourages the preservation of historically significant business-related archival materials and develops increased awareness of Indiana’s rich business and industrial heritage.

Cummins’ roots date back to 1919 when Clessie Cummins and William G. Irwin built a company focused on the diesel engine.

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