Nissan Canton Celebrates the Big 1-5
Celebrating a fifteenth birthday as a person might not be a huge occasion, but when a factory reaches the milestone, it’s a reason to party. Back in 2003, Nissan saw opportunity in Canton, Mississippi, and ever since it has been working hard to build cars and community at the Nissan Canton Manufacturing and Assembly Plant.
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Since opening the plant, Nissan Canton has reportedly directly and indirectly led to the creation of more than 25,000 jobs in the state of Mississippi and generated about 2.9 billion annually in state GDP. Workers have assembled more than four million cars in the past 15 years, and the company has invested $3.3 billion since it opened. Besides jobs and economic growth, Nissan has also contributed more than $15 million to local charitable causes, and employees have given more than 8,000 hours as volunteers.
This 15th anniversary of the Canton plant is even more momentous when you consider that the Nissan Canton facility weathered one of the worst economic recessions since the Great Depression, when car sales slumped and gas prices skyrocketed. The plant continued to grow during years of record-breaking sales for Nissan and its partners in the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance as it reached the goal of being the world’s largest automaker last year.
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Currently, the Nissan Canton Manufacturing and Assembly Plant produces the Nissan Altima, NV Cargo, NV Passenger, and Murano. It is also responsible for the complete Nissan TITAN lineup of trucks as well as the Nissan Frontier King Cab and Crew Cab.
May the Nissan Canton plant continue to prosper well into the future.