810 jobs coming to state
Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 8:16 am
Gov. Bill Haslam on Friday announced Nissan will add 810 new jobs at its Smyrna vehicle assembly plant.
The new jobs will mean the addition of a third shift at the plant, the company’s first ever in its nearly 30-year history in Smyrna.
Friday’s anouncement means the company has added more than 2,000 manufacturing jobs in Tennessee since mid-2011.
Nissan, founded in Japan, began its Smyrna plant in 1983.
The plant has an annual production capacity of 550,000 vehicles on a capital investment of $2.5 billion.
“Nissan and Tennessee have enjoyed a long and successful partnership, and this announcement shows the strength of the company and the market demand for its products,” Haslam said. “Nissan and our existing industries are very important to the state’s economy and the citizens they employ, and I want to congratulate and thank Nissan on today’s announcement and the new jobs it means for Tennessee.”
Nissan North America is headquartered in Franklin.