CANTON, Miss. – The Nissan Murano is on the move to the company’s manufacturing facility in Canton, Mississippi. Nissan has been building vehicles at this plant for more than a decade.
“When I found out Murano was coming here, it was very exciting to me. I wanted to be a part of it. I have been here 11 years, and this is the most exciting launch that I have been involved in. Whenever we hear that something is coming here to Canton, it always means growth and more jobs and more opportunities,” said Debra Wheatley, project trainer, Nissan Canton.
Nissan revs up for all-new Murano crossover production at Mississippi plant with 500 new jobsThe addition of the Murano to Canton means 500 new jobs as the plant becomes the global production source for the crossover, which will be exported to more than 100 different markets around the world.
“It’s all about quality, right? As we are preparing for this launch, we are all sort of counting down. The thing that is in front of every area, and every employee, in this plant is the quality of the vehicle because it is a global vehicle. Because there is so much exposure, there has been so much written on it. Because there is such a close resemblance to the concept,” said Sreemukh Sanne, manager, Engineering, Stamping, Nissan Canton.
Nissan revs up for all-new Murano crossover production at Mississippi plant with 500 new jobsNissan has invested more than $2.6 billion in the plant over the last decade, transforming the Canton plant from a domestic manufacturer to a global one. With the addition of these 500 new jobs, the plant will grow to support more than 6,000 manufacturing jobs for the first time in its 11-year history.
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