The Nissan powertrain plant in Decherd, Tennessee, recently celebrated the production of the plant's 10 millionth engine.

The milestone engine was a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine that will be assembled into a Nissan Altima built at the company's vehicle assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee.

Nissan began powertrain assembly in Decherd in 1997. Today, its workforce of more than 1,600 manufactures 4-, 6- and 8-cylinder engines, as well as eMotors, for the complete lineup of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles built in the United States. The plant also houses crankshaft forging and cylinder block casting operations. 

"Producing 10 million engines is a big number for any plant, but hitting this milestone in less than 19 years is a real testament to the strength and dedication of our workforce," said Gary Edwards, vice president of Nissan's U.S. Powertrain Operations and Battery Plant. "I'm proud of our team, the high-quality engines we build and the important contribution we have made to Nissan's success in North America."

In 2015, the Nissan Decherd Powertrain Plant produced 964,000 engines, with a new engine assembled every 19 seconds. By comparison, the plant assembled 162,000 engines in 1998 during its first full year of operation.

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