Nissan volunteers will add hard hats and tool belts to their work attire as they continue a partnership with Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA) that began nearly a decade ago. Nissan is focusing its efforts on Greenview Drive – the deteriorated south Jackson street that is being revitalized thanks to HFHMCA and its supporters.
In recent years, Nissan has made strategic investments in its U.S. operations to ensure the company is able to continue to build quality vehicles that meet the growing needs of U.S. consumers. In 2015, Nissan marked a number of key U.S. milestones, including all-time records for total sales (1,484,918) and production (962,373).
Today, Nissan North America celebrated the production of its 3-millionth vehicle at the Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant located in Canton, Mississippi. Employees and plant leadership were joined by Arnel Bolden, Mayor of the City of Canton, to commemorate this important milestone.
Today Nissan and BankPlus will award 34 grants totaling $89,360 to fund creative educational projects taught by teachers in the Canton and Madison County school districts. The Nissan/BankPlus Education Mini-Grant Program, administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, has awarded $560,000 to local schools since the program was created in 2007.
Nissan has donated $500,000 to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to support ongoing construction efforts and future exhibits at the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
Nissan is one of the fastest-growing automakers in America, and a recent study now shows that it is also one of the best places to work in America. Nissan ranked 42nd on a list of "America's Best Employers" according to a survey published by Forbes.