COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — Cummins Inc. says its first-quarter profit jumped 43 percent from the same quarter last year.
The Columbus engine maker earned $455 million, or $2.38 per share. That compares to a profit of $343 million, of $1.75 per share, in the first quarter of 2011. The company says it was helped by higher demand from truck, power generation and construction markets in North America.