DECHERD, Tenn. – Nissan is breaking ground today on an advanced technology training center in Decherd, Tennessee. The new 21,000 square-foot facility — located at the existing Nissan powertrain assembly complex — will have the capacity to train 180 employees simultaneously in the areas of production, maintenance, engineering and management.
“This new training center underpins Nissan’s commitment to upskilling our workforce in advanced manufacturing technology, as well as our commitment to Franklin County,” said Brian Sullivan, vice president, Powertrain and Battery Operations, Nissan North America, Inc. “This is a great moment for Nissan Decherd, and we are excited about the future ahead.”
The facility is expected to open in fall 2019.
Nissan Decherd Powertrain Plant
Nissan Decherd Powertrain Plant is the highest-volume powertrain plant in the U.S., accounting for more than 1 million engines produced annually. The plant employs 1,700 people and has built nearly 13 million engines since opening in 1997.
Nissan Decherd currently produces engines for Nissan and INFINITI vehicles including Altima, Maxima, Rogue, Pathfinder, Frontier, TITAN and INFINITI QX60, among others.
About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world’s best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance sold 10.76 million vehicles combined in calendar year 2018.