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At 8:30 a.m. on November 30, 2018, a violent 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook Anchorage, Alaska, causing roads to collapse, walls to crack, power lines to fall and people to take cover.
Cummins and Valvoline have had a terrific partnership for 25 years — a comprehensive relationship between two great companies and two great brands. Like all good collaborations, it has resulted in making both of our companies better.
As we continue counting down to our 100-year anniversary, we are sharing another story to highlight the history of Cummins. In this series, we reflect on our rich history of turning challenges into opportunities.  In the 1970s, the United States enacted a federal law, the Clean Air Act, to protect against the effects of air pollution on the environment and human health. Cummins was taking rigorous steps to pass testing and certification set out by the EPA. 
At the beginning of February, 2019 marks 100 years for Cummins – a milestone I am proud of. Just think, it all started with Clessie Lyle Cummins, who at the age of 11, built his first steam engine in rural Indiana. It didn’t stop there. With the support of William G. Irwin, Cummins Engine Co. was founded on the ground breaking technology at the time – diesel.
As we countdown to our 100-year anniversary, we will share a series of stories to highlight the history of Cummins. In this series, we reflect on our rich history of turning challenges into opportunities.