Nissan Canton celebrates 4 million vehicle production milestone
Production milestone serves as official kick-off of Nissan Canton Assembly Plant's 15th year of manufacturing in Mississippi
Addition of second shift creates or retains 250 hourly jobs; plant has added more than 1,500 manufacturing jobs since 2013
Nissan to donate 4 millionth vehicle – a 2018 NV Cargo Van – to local nonprofit organization
CANTON, Miss. – Nissan North America today celebrates production of 4 million vehicles at its Canton assembly plant, and announces the addition of a second shift that will create or retain 250 hourly jobs to support increasing demand for NV Commercial Vans. Today's announcement came as the plant approaches the 15th anniversary of bringing vehicle manufacturing to Mississippi.
To commemorate the celebration, Nissan presented the vehicle – a 2018 NV Cargo – to Our Daily Bread Ministries, a local nonprofit organization with a mission to bring awareness to healthy eating and aid in hunger relief in the community.
"Adding a second shift for NV Van production underscores our employees' hard work and dedication to building world class, quality vehicles for our customers," said Steve Marsh, vice president, Manufacturing, Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. "Supporting community organizations like Our Daily Bread Ministries is extremely important to Nissan and our investment in Central Mississippi, and we are delighted to include this donation in the celebration of our 4 millionth vehicle."
Nissan has grown the Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant from a regional manufacturing facility to a global one, investing $3.4 billion in the facility since its opening in 2003. Nissan employs 6,400 at the Canton plant, with more than 1,500 jobs added since 2013. With an annual capacity of 450,000 vehicles, the plant currently builds the Nissan Altima, Murano, TITAN and TITAN XD, Frontier, NV Cargo Van and NV Passenger Van.
"The City of Canton congratulates Nissan on this outstanding achievement," said Dr. William Truly, mayor of the City of Canton. "Milestones like these are not easily achieved, and we applaud the hardworking men and women of this facility who build great vehicles for the citizens of Canton and customers around the world."