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Nissan North America recently celebrated the production of its 4 millionth vehicle at its assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi. The company also announced the addition of a second shift that will create or retain 250 hourly jobs to support demand for NV commercial vans. The announcement came as the plant approaches the 15th anniversary of manufacturing in Mississippi.
To commemorate the milestone, 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 of manufacturing at the Canton 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."
Since its opening in 2003, the Canton assembly plant has grown from a regional manufacturing facility to a global one, thanks in part to Nissan's $3.4 billion investment. The plant has an annual capacity of 450,000 vehicles and employs 6,400 people, with more than 1,500 jobs added since 2013. The facility currently builds the Nissan Altima, Murano, Titan, Titan XD, Frontier, NV cargo van and NV passenger van.
For more information, visit www.nissan-canton.com.