Clessie Cummins: Hoosier Inventor

A Hoosier farm boy with a knack for innovation, Clessie Cummins would become the father of the American diesel truck engine. In a modern rags-to-riches story, Cummins combined elbow grease, a keen mind, and rural pragmatism to co-found what became Cummins, Inc., a Fortune 500 international diesel and alternative fuel engines company headquartered in Columbus, Indiana.

This video was created for PBS by our talented friends at By the Glass Productions. We were thrilled to step in to help them with some videography and editing.

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