Nissan’s Smyrna Plant Receives Recognition From EPA
Nissan’s manufacturing complex in Smyrna, Tennessee, was recently recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as one of the top 70 Energy Star certified plants in the country.
The Nissan plant has taken several measures to reduce its demand for power and offset the negative impact that auto manufacturing can have on the environment. Such power saving measures include LED lighting, more environmentally friendly water-based paint, and a compressed air leak detection system that has saved the plant 11,300 megawatt hours by reducing waste.
The 70 plants named have saved a combined 8 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and nearly a billion dollars in energy bills.
Nissan and the governor of Tennessee also announced an upgrade to the plant that would create more than 1,000 new jobs. The project involves building a new logistics center to improve the flow of supplies into the plant.
The Smyrna plant will begin building the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima that was revealed during the Super Bowl XLIX commercial, “With Dad”. It currently manufactures the Altima, Maxima, LEAF, Rogue, Pathfinder, and Infiniti QX60.
News Source: Daily News Journal