Mississippi governor Phil Bryant joined Nissan employees to break ground on a new supplier park in Canton at the end of last month. An existing Nissan vehicle assembly plant is already in Canton and this addition will add more than 800 jobs. Local officials were joined by Dan Bednarzyk, Nissan Vice President of Total Delivered Cost and David Aldana, Nissan Vice President for Manufacturing, who helped with the groundbreaking ceremonies.
“Today, we begin an exciting new chapter in Mississippi as we continue our localization and investment efforts in the United States,” Bednarzyk said. “Today’s groundbreaking supports our efforts to bring more Nissan cars and trucks to our plant in Mississippi and means more Mississippi jobs. Additionally, the supplier park will help make us more globally competitive at our Canton Mississippi plant.”
“For a decade, Nissan has been a loyal corporate partner and has created thousands of jobs for Mississippians,” Gov. Bryant said. “The addition of the new supplier park will bring more manufacturing jobs to Mississippi and serves to strengthen our growing automotive sector. I am grateful to Nissan for demonstrating to the world that ‘Mississippi Works.’ Great things are taking place in our state, and I wish Nissan many more years of growth and success in Canton.”
The Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant opened in 2003 and employs more than 5,600 people. There has been talk that the next-generation Nissan Murano assembly will be moved here. We are excited to see what other changes take place. Are you happy that Nissan is expanding its plant?