CANTON, Miss. - Amid news reports of tepid growth in the U.S. economy, today Nissan Americas announced it will add production of the all-new 2013 Nissan Sentra compact car to its Canton plant in Mississippi.
The Sentra production, along with the planned November shift of the Frontier pickup truck and Xterra SUV to Canton from Nissan's operations in Smyrna, Tenn., will create 1,000 jobs, growing Canton's workforce to more than 4,500 strong. Nissan's Smyrna Vehicle Plant needed to increase its production capacity as it is adding new model lines including the Infiniti JX35, Nissan LEAF and Nissan Rogue.
Nissan has been a valued member of our state and local business communities and a leading employer in Mississippi for nearly a decade," Governor Phil Bryant said. "Nissan's trust in Mississippi's workforce is evident, and I am proud that this company is creating 1,000 additional jobs for hard-working Mississippians. This expansion is proof that 'Mississippi Works' and is a superb place for business."
Production of the all-new Sentra, one of Nissan's best-selling models, also will take place at Nissan's plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico, where the model is produced today. Together, the two plants will be able to supply a greater volume of the all-new 2013 Sentra than ever before, better satisfying consumer appetite for fuel-efficient and stylish small cars.
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