Monday, November 5, 2012
Facebook was the forum for many responses.
People responded quickly online to the statement against the Minnesota marriage amendment Sunday from Cummins Power Generation, based in Fridley. The one-page letter from Tony Satterthwaite, vice president, was posted at the Facebook page of "Vote No" group Minnesotans United for All Families posted the statement on their Facebook page, where within 16 hours overnight it got more than 640 "Likes," was shared 70 times, and drew 26 comments, including: More comments came in at post at Fridley Patch and at the Fridley Patch Facebook page, including:
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Three Fridley firms helped build Metro Transit's new hybrid-electric bus.
If you see a blue bus on University Avenue, Central Avenue/Highway 65 or 53rd Avenue, hop on. It's Metro Transit's newest hybrid electric bus, and rides are free this week. You don't have to pay the fare on the blue Route 10U bus during its first week in regular service, which started Monday, Sept. 10. The bus made its debut on display at the 2012 Minnesota State Fair. This is how Metro Transit talks up its latest model: Unlike other buses, even some hybrids, the Xcelsior uses super efficient All Electric components, many that eliminate power-sucking hydraulic systems. Instead, itt uses an all Electric HVAC system, electric power steering rather than hydraulic and an electric air compressor to power pneumatic accessories like doors and …
Monday, August 13, 2012
The Fridley company's Iraqi distributor was awarded the contract by the country's Ministry of Industry.
Cummins Power will supply a southeast Iraq company, Al-Douh Cement Factory, with 16 open generator sets that will provide 16 megawatts of "self-generation capacity," according to a Cummins press release. The Cummins website has more: Modern Iraq Company for Trading Agencies (MICTA), the authorised distributor for Cummins Power Generation in Iraq, has provided a prime power solution to a cement factory in Samawa, midway between the capital Baghdad and Basra in the south. Al-Douh Cement Factory needed 15 MW of self-generation capacity for its 5,000 m2 site. MICTA supplied 16 Cummins Power Generation open generator sets, configured to work automatically and in parallel. All of the generator sets were specified as C1400 D5 units except for …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Route 810, Fridley's new circulator bus route, is increasing ridership.
The new Route 810 gives rush hour riders a 30-minute tour of Fridley, taking them from the Northstar Commuter Rail trains at Fridley Station to major area busineses, including Medtronic's Rice Creek campus, Cummins Power Generation and Unity Hospital. The route circulates 12 times daily during rush hours. Bus driver Mario Lee said ridership is still relatively low since the route's March 5 launch, with most afternoons so far seeing fewer than 10 customers.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Drop off and pick ups will resume Tuesday.
The City of Fridley program to pick up and accept dropoffs of wood debris from the May 22 tornado is going "reasonably well," according to Director of Public Works Jim Koslucher. After a two-day break, the program resumes Tuesday at 8 a.m. "Residents can move their tree waste to the curb prior to next Tuesday and boulevard pickup will be honored," Kosluchar said by email Friday. "After that, when we move through an area we will be done with that area." The program are designed to serve areas of the city that suffered storm damage, so pickups are restricted to those areas and residents dropping off wood debris should bring ID. On Friday afternoon, a steady stream of resident, contractor and city vehicles arrived at the Columbia Arena lot …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Cummins Power Generation will add 90 jobs at its Fridley plant to make generators for the U.S. military.
Cummins Power Generation announced Feb. 26 that it will add 90 jobs at its Fridley headquarters plant to produce new high-efficiency generators for the U.S. Army. The announcement attracted government officials from Fridley Mayor Scott Lund to U.S. Reps. Keith Ellison and Betty McCollum. The company is set to produce 2,160 AMMPS generators in 2011, starting with 100 in April and 180 in May. Cummins employs about 1,600 people in the Twin Cities.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
The company's Power Gen administrative offices would relocate from Fridley to Shoreview.
Details aren't yet firm for Cummins' announced move of its Power Generation division headquarters from Fridley to Shoreview, according to a company official. Cummins hasn't decided exactly how it plans to re-deploy its local office facilities, said Janet Williams, director of corporate communications. The company has said it intends to purchase an office building from Medtronic at 3850 Victoria St. in Shoreview as a new home for Power Generation administrative offices. That deal is still pending, Williams said. Division President Tony Satterthwaite cited overcrowding at the office building located at Cummins' Fridley plant in a company statement announcing the move. That Fridley plant building, which currently houses the Power Generation …