Cummins is planning a $4.4 million dollar investment in a property on International Drive in Columbus.
The former shell building built by Force Construction will be turned into Cummins new Machine Integration and Rebuild Center. No new jobs will be added but the company reports to the city that it plans to retain 36 jobs at the center with an average wage of almost $34 dollars an hour.
The company is asking for a tax abatement on the property, which will allow their property taxes to be phased in over 10 years. The company also said it does not plan to ask for tax abatements on the equipment that will go into the building, with an estimated cost of $430 thousand dollars.
Columbus City Council is expected to consider the request at its meeting Tuesday. Council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Council Chambers in Columbus City Hall.