Nissan to bring nearly 2,000 jobs to Mississippi plant

Nissan to bring nearly 2,000 jobs to Mississippi plant
An inside look at some of the new technology at the Canton, Mississippi, Nissan plant. (Photo credit: John Allen for Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant )

Nissan has upgraded its services once again.

On Feb. 17, the auto manufacturer announced its Canton, Mississippi, plant will build two all-new, all-electric cars. Nissan is investing $500 million to make the vision a reality and will start building the new models in 2025.

The transformation “supports retraining and upskilling nearly 2,000 jobs” to the plant, according to Nissan’s website. The 2030 target is to have 40% of American vehicle sales be fully electric.

“Today’s announcement is the first of several new investments that will drive the [electric vehicle] revolution in the United States,” Ashwani Gupta, chief operating officer, Nissan Motor Corporation Ltd, said on the website. “Nissan is making a strong investment in Canton’s future, bringing the latest technology, training and process to create a truly best-in-class EV manufacturing team.”

Rolling out recently took an in-person visit to the plant in Canton. Nissan showed media outlets firsthand some of the first-class advancements and technology they have used in recent years to improve employee production and the quality of vehicles.

Also, around the plant are photos of many of the company’s executives, which featured many Black people. The front office representation is reflective of the Nissan Foundation‘s initiative to sponsor organizations that directly affect Black and other oppressed American communities. The Nissan Foundation is celebrating its 30th year of existence, being established in 1992 following the Rodney King protests in southern California.

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