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Asian Week Applauds Cummins & CEO Tim Solso '69 for Diversity Efforts

August 9, 2005

tim solso.jpgAugust 9, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - "You don't expect a company located in a town that's 91 percent white and just 3 percent Asian to be named the top company in the nation for Asian Americans. But that's exactly what's happened to Cummins, a manufacturer of power generation equipment that has been named the No. 1 company for Asians by Diversity Inc., a national business magazine," notes Asian Week of the company guided by Tim Solso, a 1969 graduate of DePauw University and a member of DePauw's Board of Trustees.

"Our experience around the globe, and in China and India in particular, shows that diversity is good for business," Solso, chairman and CEO of the Columbus, Indiana-based company, tells the publication. "And it's the right thing to do."

The article notes, "Cummins reports that 8.75 percent of all its managers are Asian American. By the local population of 3 percent or the national figure of 4 percent, all based on 2000 Census numbers, Cummins exceeds the standard used to judge whether a company reflects the Asian American community."

Read the complete article by clicking here. Learn more about the award in this previous story.Nature Park Lab Bldg 1.jpg

In April, Business Ethics magazine rated Cummins America's top corporate citizen for its efforts at decreasing engine emissions.

A gift by Tim and Denise Manning Solso ('69) will create an approximately 3800-square foot laboratory building, Manning Environmental Field Station, within the 480-acre DePauw University Nature Park. Read more by clicking here.

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