COLUMBUS, Ind. – At its Tuesday morning meeting, the Columbus Board of Works and Public Safety approved an application submitted by Cummins, Inc. for closing certain downtown streets on June 15, when the company will hold a 100th-anniversary celebration for its employees and retirees. The roads to be closed are Jackson Street between 5th and 7th, 5th Street from Washington to Lindsey, and 6th Street from Jackson to Washington.
An 18-page security plan was part of the packet supplied to board members.
The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the celebration will feature food vendors, two or three stages for bands, product displays, and the remodeled museum inside the Cummins Corporate Office Building.
Cummins, a worldwide Fortune 200 manufacturer of engines, generator sets, and related components and technology, has been headquartered in Columbus since it was founded by mechanic Clessie L. Cummins, with backing from banker William G. Irwin, in 1919.