For the first time ever, Nissan Murano production will take place here in the United States. Nissan is moving its production to the Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, Mississippi. With the addition of this new model, the plant will add 500 new jobs!
“Recruiting efforts and preparations for the start of Murano production this fall are underway and current employees are excited to add this vehicle to the list of outstanding cars and trucks built in Mississippi,” said John Martin, a Nissan executive, in a statement. “The addition of Murano to our portfolio, coupled with the continued growth and success of the Canton plant, will move us even closer to our goal to build more than 85 percent of the vehicles we sell in the U.S. right here in North America.”
For 2015, the Murano gets dramatic new styling that looks to the future. The front end is highlighted by boomerang-shaped headlights and a large “V-motion” grille. It gets a sleek new look with dynamic bodylines on the sides.
Here at James Ceranti Nissan, we are excited to see Nissan continue its dedication to creating American jobs, and we can’t wait to get the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano on our showroom floor!
Related: Nissan to Reveal New 2015 Murano at New York Show
How does a company save enough energy to power more than 700 homes for a year? By stopping tiny leaks of air, of course. Nissan was awarded the EPA’s 2014 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for doing just that. This is the third year in a row Nissan has earned this honor.
Over the past year, Nissan’s Energy Management Team has inspected miles upon miles of compressed air tubing to find and repair any air leaks. And find leaks they did. In fact, the team estimated that more than 20 percent of the compressed air used in the manufacturing process was being wasted because of the leaks.
“Thanks to the hard work by our Energy Management Team, we have implemented energy-reduction projects, like the air leak detection program, that helped us earn the prestigious U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for the third consecutive year,” said John Martin, Nissan’s senior vice president of manufacturing, supply chain management, and purchasing.
Even better, Nissan is reaching out to its neighbors to help others in the community achieve their energy-savings goals, including 14 schools right here in Mississippi. With Nissan’s help these schools have reduced their energy costs enough to equal 10 teachers’ salaries.
Way to go, Nissan!