Cummins recently announced a drop in quarterly profits and plans to lay off more than 1,000 employees, which could have ripple effect in the Columbus community.
Cummins, one of the largest employers in Columbus, tends to hire and fire in large numbers, making job security uncertain.
Uncertain global economy and fear of decreased demand for products is causing Cummins to reduce its workforce.
Cummins' early jump on the EPA's 2014 fuel standards could allow more partnerships with environmental officials.
A shutdown at the company's Fuel Systems Plant in Columbus affects 350 of 512 union employees.
Cummins says it is taking precautions this year, but expects to fulfill its promises to hire 290 worker in Seymour by 2015.
Wellpoint and Eli Lilly rank among the top 100 companies.
Cummins says it plans to create an organization similar to the one the Community Education Coalition in Columbus, Ind.
Cummins officials say they will invest $219 million in the Seymour expansion.
Cummins will have to cut back on emissions from its Indiana plants, which run largely off energy produced by coal.