August 22, 2013
Nissan has expanded its U.S. manufacturing footprint by breaking ground on a new supplier park at the company’s Canton, Miss., vehicle assembly plant. The project will support more than 800 jobs, including an expected 400 newly created supplier jobs and 400 employees that Nissan has hired since June 1 in anticipation of the project.
Current plans for the project call for construction of a 1-million-sq.-ft. integrated logistics center that will serve as an immediate space for suppliers. It will be used for multiple purposes, supporting operations including inbound production parts, outbound returnable containers, and supplier operations.
Additional infrastructure improvements will be made to the current supplier logistics center.