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Nissan Canton plant celebrates 15 years

Fifteen years ago, Nissan saw an opportunity to bring a new industry rich with opportunity to Mississippi. The result? We’ve transformed Mississippi into a hub for world-class automotive manufacturing, creating more than 6,500 jobs for team members and more than 25,000 direct and indirect jobs statewide.

INFOGRAPHIC: Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant

The opening of the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in 2003 brought automotive production to Mississippi for the first time. Since then, the plant has become a force for economic development, creating thousands of well-paying jobs. For more than a decade, the Canton team has been assembling quality, award-winning cars, trucks, crossovers and SUVs. The […]

Nissan earns 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for seventh consecutive year

  Nissan honored for its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy management at its U.S. facilities   NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan North America has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, the highest honor given to organizations dedicated […]

Nissan celebrates 150 million vehicles produced globally

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has reached a new milestone with 150 million vehicles produced globally. It took 73 years for Nissan to produce its first 100 million vehicles after the company was founded in 1933, and another 11 years to build the last 50 million.

Nissan Canton employees reject UAW

Nissan employees voted today to reject the United Auto Workers (UAW) effort to unionize the Canton plant by nearly a 2-to-1 margin.

Nissan partners with Central MS Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women and Girl Scouts of Greater MS to bring “Hidden Figures” to young girls in Central Mississippi

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant kicked off Black History Month 2017 with a free screening of the movie “Hidden Figures” for more than 200 girls in the Greater Jackson area. The event was in partnership with the Central Mississippi Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women and the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi.

Nissan awards more than $90,000 in grants funding innovative learning opportunities for Mississippi students

Today Nissan and BankPlus will award 32 grants totaling $90,281 to fund creative educational projects taught by teachers in the Canton and Madison County school districts, which will each receive 16 grants. The Nissan/BankPlus Education Mini-Grant Program, administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, has awarded more than $650,000 to local schools since the program was created in 2007.

Nissan continues commitment to six Mississippi historically black colleges and universities

Today Nissan announced the donation of $250,000 to six local Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to promote science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives at each school to inspire and develop talent. To date, Nissan has invested more than $1 million in local HBCUs – half of which supports STEM-specific curriculums.

Steve Marsh named to the 2016 list of Top CEOs

Nissan’s Steve Marsh, vice president, Manufacturing, Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant, Nissan North America, Inc., has been named to Mississippi Business Journal’s 2016 list of Mississippi’s Top CEOs. Steve was honored at the publication’s celebration at Old Capitol Inn Thursday in Jackson, Mississippi.

Nissan named one of America’s 50 best employers by Forbes

Nissan is one of the fastest-growing automakers in America, and a recent study now shows that it is also one of the best places to work in America. Nissan ranked 42nd on a list of “America’s Best Employers” according to a survey published by Forbes.

Nissan launches U.S. Murano production making Canton, Mississippi global export hub

Nissan’s Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant has gone global as the company rolls the first all-new 2015 Nissan Murano off the line today, marking the first time the model has been produced in the U.S. Nissan Canton is now the company’s worldwide hub for Murano production, expanding export opportunities from the plant to more than 100 markets.

Big win for Nissan is a big win for the planet

Air is free, right? Tell that to the Nissan Energy Management Team who combed through countless miles of tubing in the compressed air system in U.S. manufacturing facilities and repaired enough leaks to save 11,300 megawatt hours of energy last year.

Nissan Announces Manufacturing Leadership Changes

Nissan today announced that Dan Bednarzyk, currently vice president of the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mississippi, is named to the newly created position of vice president, Total Delivered Cost, effective May 13.

Nissan Prepared for Long Haul in Truck Business

As the full-size truck segment, representing more than 1.6 million sales per year, heats up with new models from key competitors over the next 24 months, Nissan is preparing to field an all-new model of its own.

Nissan Canton Hosts Fifth Annual Ministers Day

Today, as part of its fifth annual Ministers Day, the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant hosted faith leaders from throughout the Metro Jackson region to provide updates on the plant’s operations during the past year and an outlook on community-based activities in the months ahead.

Nissan North America Honored for Extraordinary Support of Employees Who Serve in the Mississippi National Guard and Reserve

The Mississippi Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, announced today that Nissan North America and Arree Williams, manager of product quality assurance at Nissan’s Canton, Miss. vehicle assembly plant, were honored with the Patriot Award in recognition of Nissan’s extraordinary support for employees who serve in the Mississippi National Guard and Reserve.

Hiring On

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.