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brbaritone

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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:16:44 AM

Nissan is adding more than 900 manufacturing jobs at its plant in suburban Nashville to support future production of its compact crossover SUV, the Nissan Rogue, company officials announced Thursday.

The expansion marks another growth spurt for the Smyrna plant, which will have more than 7,000 workers by the end of this latest round of hiring. In early 2011, the company announced that it would be adding Rogue production in Smyrna.

"Our investment creates hundreds of new jobs and underscores Nissan's longtime commitment to our employees and expanding operations around the country," said Bill Krueger, senior vice president of manufacturing for Nissan.

Since the model's debut in October 2007, it has been manufactured at Nissan's plant in Kyushu, Japan.

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Tacodan
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:11:49 PM

this is great as GOVERNMENT MOTORS packs all our jobs off to China, Japan supports the good ol USofA workers
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Gazas
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:25:52 PM

Good news.
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07skydriver
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:46:13 PM

...and Mhit won't get to take credit.
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schatzila
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:10:19 PM

good for Tennessee
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evowner
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:19:32 AM

Since they are moving existing production factory to US, evidently US workers work for a lot less money.
Maybe I'm wrong, but are these new production jobs in these plants, middle class jobs, like the ones lost in Detroit?

[Edited by: evowner at 6/28/2013 10:23:01 AM EST]
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:57:50 AM

Excellent news
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Tucker16
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:40:56 AM

Nice.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:26:28 AM

On Jun 28, 2013 6:46:27 AM, dabayer wrote:

>Its still a foreign car brand with profits going to Japan.

It's a global economy. They own stock in our companies. We do business in their countries. We own stock in their companies. They do business in our country. Get used to it.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:17:09 AM

right to work jobs are great jobs
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:14:23 AM

Good.
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skempton
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:11:16 AM

Bet Tennessee is happy.
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bsnort
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:10:39 AM

Good news for Tennessee.
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335d1
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:49:53 AM

Good for TN and Nissan.
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whitebear1883
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:40:55 AM

Tennessee! Tennessee! Ain't no place I'd rather be!

Good for them.
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Winatgas
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:35:23 AM

Used to have a Sentra and it ran really well until about 130K. Then it was time to buy a used Corolla. Recently, the Sentra has been winning some awards so it may be time to look at them again. This expansion demonstrates the cash for clunkers worked because people are once again buying new cars.
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lcleveland
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:34:38 AM

YEA!! for TN
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:25:14 AM

Will not be buying one, but good for TN.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:19:16 AM

Good news.
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livedream
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:17:51 AM

Great news for job seekers in Tennessee!
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:06:56 AM

good
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NilesBishop
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:02:25 AM

"Its still a foreign car brand with profits going to Japan."

True but in the mean time money is going to autoworkers here in the US and sales and service. Frankly I don't see how giving money to GM Corporate helps the American public any more than giving it to Nissan Corporate except maybe Nissan is opening plants here in the US and not Canada or Mexico like GM.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:57:22 AM

Good deal
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:54:46 AM

Good news for Tennessee!
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:54:45 AM

This is great....More jobs.
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dabayer
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:46:27 AM

Yeah, shrug of shoulders.

Its still a foreign car brand with profits going to Japan.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:45:05 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:36:24 AM

Good for them!
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:32:21 AM

Way to go!
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:27:53 AM

Good paying jobs!
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:27:25 AM

And Toy-yo-yo is adding its HQ here in Michigan.
Take that cali.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:23:24 AM

For many manufacturers, the realization that "made in America" has a lot of benefits.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:21:56 AM

good
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:18:24 AM

good news for TN
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brbaritone
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:17:40 AM

The article concludes:

The shift of Rogue production to the United States is part of Nissan's broader strategy to localize production. By 2015, Nissan aims to have 85% of its products sold in the United States produced in North America, the company said.

"Today's announcement shows the strength of the company and is another milestone in the long success story of Nissan here," Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said.

Nissan has seen U.S. demand for the Rogue, expected to begin production in fall 2013, grow from just less than 100,000 units in 2010 to 142,000 units in 2012. In May, Rogue sales reached an all-time high of 17,333 units.

Production in Nissan's assembly plants in Smyrna and Canton, Miss., grew by more than 14% in 2012.

Following this expansion, the Smyrna plant will produce the Nissan Maxima, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Altima Coupe, Infiniti JX35, Nissan Leaf and Nissan Rogue.
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