Nissan in Canton to Begin Production of SentraBy Daniel Cherry | Published 29 Jun 2012 04:53pm |
The Nissan plant in Canton is stepping up production this year. MPB's Daniel Cherry reports how one of Nissan's most popular models will now be manufactured in the Magnolia State, and that means jobs for Mississippians.
Nissan North Americas announced, the plant in Canton will start production of the 2013 Sentra model beginning in December. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant was on hand for the announcement yesterday.
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When the expansion takes place, it will bring the plant's total employment to about 45 hundred people. Bill Krueger is Vice Chairman of Nissan Americas and he says the Canton plant has a big hand in all of Nissan's operations.
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The state spent about seven and a half million dollars in incentives to bring the model to Mississippi, which Governor Bryant said was an easy call. Blake Wilson, President of the Mississippi Economic Council, thinks this shows Mississippi is now a major contender for automotive manufacturing in the U.S.
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Then Sentra will be the 7th model to be produced at the Canton plant. Daniel Cherry...MPB News.
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