Nissan Creates More Than 800 New Tennessee Manufacturing Jobs
- Nissan partners with State of Tennessee to add third vehicle shift to Smyrna
Vehicle Assembly Plant workforce -
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Oct. 19, 2012
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- During a luncheon today,
alongside Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Nissan Americas Vice Chairman Bill
Krueger announced the addition of 810 new Nissan manufacturing jobs in
Tennessee in support of the company's aggressive growth and demand for its
products in the marketplace. The new workforce will support a recently added
third shift at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant: the first time the plant has
had a third vehicle assembly shift in its nearly 30-year history.
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To remain competitive in the global economy, the State of Tennessee partnered
with Nissan to identify and develop a workforce to meet the company's growing
manufacturing needs. Nissan has now added over 2,000 manufacturing jobs in
Tennessee since mid-2011.
"Our investment in creating hundreds of new jobs demonstrates Nissan's
long-time commitment to our employees, Smyrna and the State of Tennessee,"
said Vice Chairman Bill Krueger. "The dedicated workforce in Tennessee
continues to build high-quality vehicles that compete and win globally, and
we're committed to ensuring this doesn't change."
The recent addition of a third vehicle assembly shift at the Smyrna plant is
part of Nissan's strategy to localize core-model production. By 2015, Nissan
aims to have 85 percent of all Nissan and Infiniti products that are sold in
the United States produced in North America.
"Nissan and Tennessee have enjoyed a long and successful partnership for more
than 30 years, and this announcement shows the strength of the company and the
market demand for its products," Haslam said. "Nissan and our existing
industries are very important to the state's economy and the citizens they
employ, and I want to congratulate and thank Nissan on today's announcement
and the new jobs it means for Tennessee."
Production at Nissan's Smyrna Plant began in June 1983. The vehicle assembly
plant has an annual production capacity of 550,000 vehicles and represents a
capital investment of $2.5 billion. The plant produces the Nissan Altima,
Maxima, Pathfinder and Infiniti JX. In late 2012, Nissan will welcome
production of the 100-percent electric Nissan LEAF and the batteries that
power it, as well as the next-generation Nissan Rogue in 2013. With recent
growth, employment at Nissan's Smyrna manufacturing facility exceeds 6,000
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering,
consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and
manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the
Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the
Year in 2010, 2011 and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More
information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and
Infiniti vehicles can be found online at
SOURCE Nissan North America
Contact: Justin Saia, NNA Corporate Communications, +1-615-725-3061,
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