New third shift for Smyrna Vehicle Assembly.
Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG
- Oct. 20, 2012
2013 Nissan Altima - $21,500 to start and a 27/38 mpgUS city/highway rating. It is currently being assembled in the US at Nissan's sprawling Smyrna Vehicle Assembly in TN.
Yesterday Nissan PR released the following: 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 third shift at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant will be its first in its nearly 30-year history.
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.
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.
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 employees
It was just recently announced that Nissan Frontier and Xterra production was moving from Smyrna to Canton, MS to make room for the new vehicles listed above.
Smyrna Vehicle Assembly
Investment: $2.5 billion
Work Force: > 6,000
Facility: 5.9 million square feet and growing
Property: 884 acres
Production started: June 16, 1983
- Nissan Altima midsize sedan
- Nissan Altima Coupe
- Nissan Maxima sport sedan
- Nissan Pathfinder sport utility vehicle
- Infiniti JX35
- Nissan LEAF (winter 2012)
- Nissan Rogue (spring 2013)
Capacity: 550,000 vehicles annually and expanding