Cummins looking at possible Indianapolis expansion

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Property brokers say engine maker Cummins Inc. is considering several locations in downtown Indianapolis to build an office building that would expand its presence in the city.

The Columbus-based company now leases space in two downtown buildings for about 70 employees. The Indianapolis Business Journal reports Cummins is looking to construct its own building of about 70,000 square feet, or more than double its current leased space.

Cummins spokesman Jon Mills says the company is evaluating its Indianapolis office presence and that it's too early to discuss details of its plans.

Property broker John Robinson says Cummins would prefer a new building rather than leasing existing space.

Cummins has expanded its Columbus headquarters operations in recent years. It has some 7,500 headquarters and factory workers in southern Indiana.

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