FACT SHEET: Powertrain Assembly Plant - Decherd, Tennessee

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Decherd employees celebrate 10 millionth engine, Feb. 2016


 

Investment:   $1 billion
     
Work Force:   More than 1,600
     
Annual payroll:   Over $63 million
     
Facility:   1.1 million square feet
     
Property:   964 acres
     
Production started:   May 16, 1997
     
Annual capacity:  
  • 1.4 million engines
  • 1.4 million crankshaft forgings
  • 456,000 cylinder block castings
  • One new engine assembled every 19 seconds
  • More than 10 million engines assembled to date
     
Components produced:  

Engines for Nissan and Infiniti vehicles:

  • 2.5-liter, 4 cylinder – Altima
  • 2.5-liter, 4 cylinder – Rogue
  • 2.5-liter, 4 cylinder – Frontier
  • 2.5-liter, 4 cylinder SC – Pathfinder, Infiniti QX60
  • 3.5-liter, 6 cylinder – Maxima
  • 3.5-liter, 6 cylinder – Altima
  • 3.5-liter, 6 cylinder – Pathfinder
  • 3.5-liter, 6 cylinder – Infiniti QX60
  • 4.0-liter, 6 cylinder – Frontier
  • 4.0-liter, 6 cylinder - NV
  • 5.6-liter, 8 cylinder – Titan, Armada
  • 5.6-liter, 8 cylinder – Patrol
  • 5.6-liter, 8 cylinder – NV
  • eMotor Assembly –    LEAF
     
Number of robot cells:   41 (assembly only)
     
Length of conveyor:   4,600 feet (assembly only)
     
Chief executive:   Gary Edwards, Vice President, Powertrain Operations and Nissan Battery Plant
     
Community Impact:  
  • Contributions to local organizations – $200,000+ annually
  • 2015 United Way employee contributions – $140,000
  • 2015 Nissan Neighbors recipients (partial list): Franklin County Board of Education, Manufacturing/Industry Internships; TCAT Shelbyville scholarship support; Decherd Elementary School STEM Program; Hands-On Science Center; Franklin County Public Library Summer Reading Program; Winchester Rotary Club Project Dictionary
  • Decherd Elementary Partner in Education School
  • Second Harvest Food Bank support, benefiting Franklin County food pantries
  • Girls Scouts of Middle Tennessee support
  • Operation NOEL annual toy drive
  • Campora Program clothing drive
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