It's all thanks to a venerable Cummins inline-six turbo-diesel…
October 30, 2018 | WRAL
Manufacturing facilities in North Carolina produce more diesel engines than any other state, and one of the largest plants is the Cummins engine plant near Rocky Mount.
The company has had back-to-back quarters of record sales, and leaders there said the road ahead seems wide open.
The facility employs about 1,800 workers, making it the area's second largest employer, and parts made in the plant go to assemble school buses, trucks, boats and farm equipment.
"What we provide is jobs -- and we provide income and we provide a huge economy for eastern North Carolina," he said.