Nissan adds 900 new jobs in Smyrna, TN

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [fflash=left][/fflash]With the 30th anniversary of its Smyrna, Tenn. Vehicle Assembly looming, Nissan announced it is adding more than 900 manufacturing jobs to support future production of the Nissan Rogue, marking the first time the Rogue has been produced in the United States.

    Throughout the last 30 years, the Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly has grown significantly and transformed from a domestic manufacturer to a global one. In just the last year, Smyrna has become home to the country's largest lithium-ion automotive battery plant supporting production of the all-electric, zero-emission 2013 Nissan LEAF, as well as a new paint plant that sets standards for energy efficiency.

    Beginning with the new Nissan Altima, and continuing this fall with the launch of an all-new Rogue, Nissan will launch five core-volume models in 15 months in the US. Those launches will cover more than 75 percent of showroom volume. The shift of Rogue production to the United States is part of Nissan's broader strategy to localize production. By 2015, Nissan aims to have 85 percent of its products that are sold in the United States produced in North America. Nissan has seen U.S. demand for the Rogue, expected to begin production in the fall of 2013, grow from just under 100,000 units in 2010 to 142,000 units in 2012. In May, Rogue sales reached an all-time high of 17,333 units.

    Since the first U.S.-assembled vehicle, a white pickup truck, rolled off the assembly line in June 1983, Nissan's manufacturing footprint has grown steadily. The combination of vehicle assembly plants in Canton, Miss. and Smyrna, Tenn. and a powertrain plant in Decherd, Tenn. have produced more than 12 million vehicles and created more than 14,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States. Production at Nissan's Smyrna and Canton assembly plants grew by more than 14 percent in 2012.

  2. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    When they say "created" 14k jobs sine 1983, is that a net or gross figure?
  3. Prozac

    Prozac Well-Known Member

    Now, I wonder if they will be able to fil those jobs. I know that the factories around here have aired a couple of stories on the local news stating that they are having a problem filling positions with people with basic qualifications (i.e. read and write). Another issue that they have been having is getting some of the people they hire to show up to work, pass drug tests, etc.

    I applaud all of these auto makers bringing jobs to the U.S. I just hope that we, as a society, blow it for those that really need the work.

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