Nissan is adding 900 manufacturing jobs to the Smyrna, Tenn. Vehicle Assembly Plant, and the Nissan Rogue will now be built in America.
The announcement came at Nissan’s 30-year anniversary celebration in the United States.
The new Nissan Rogue will be produced in the United States for the first time.
“Our investment creates hundreds of new jobs and underscores Nissan’s longtime commitment to our employees and expanding operations around the country,” said Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Bill Krueger. “Our dedicated workforce in the United States continues to build high-quality vehicles, such as the Altima, Pathfinder and LEAF, which are driving growth with sales up a combined 70 percent in May.”
Honda will further spread its Ohio roots, as the Automaker announced Thursday it will invest $23 million in the Buckeye State to support production of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid sedan.
We’ve often detailed the deep roots between Honda and Ohio, and this is just another positive story of job creation. The 2014 Accord Hybrid will be built at the Marysville Auto Plant, and brings along the creation of 50 new jobs to the Buckeye State.
The Marysville Auto Plant is currently undergoing an expansion of 95,000-square-feet to house assembly processes and logistics specifically for production of the Accord Hybrid. Continue reading →
A new CVT engine in the 2013 Honda Accord is not only more fuel efficient, but it will also be made in our backyard.
The 2013 Honda Accord, coming to dealerships this fall, debuted in its Western Ohio home over the weekend. Along with an updated front-end design, the new Accord will feature an “Earth Dreams” Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
It debuted in Ohio because the CVT will be built in Western Ohio’s Honda Auto Plant. Expansion will create 150 new jobs in the state.