CANTON, MS—Nissan plans to invest $500 million in its assembly plant here to retool for the production of two all-new, all-electric vehicles.
Nissan will begin transforming its Mississippi operations with the latest manufacturing technology to support production of all-new Nissan and Infiniti EVs, scheduled to begin in 2025.
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for building improvements, equipment installation and workforce training in support of the project. Madison County is providing assistance as well.
The project includes “upskilling” nearly 2,000 employees at the plant, which will help ensure these jobs remain in Mississippi.
The latest installment would bring Nissan’s estimated investment in Mississippi since 2003 to nearly $4 billion. Nissan Canton employs about 5,000 and has assembled nearly 5 million vehicles. The plant currently produces the Altima, Frontier, Titan and Titan XD models.
“[This] is the first of several new investments that will drive the EV revolution in the United States,” says Ashwani Gupta, COO of Nissan Motor Corp. “Nissan is making a strong investment in Canton’s future, bringing the latest technology, training and processes to create a truly best-in-class EV manufacturing team.”