CHICAGO Nissan Motor Co.
Ltd.s assembly plant in Canton, Miss., has won the
sourcing contract to build the next-generation Murano
Nissan Canton, which the company
called a "cornerstone" of its North American manufacturing
operations, has grown in the past 10 years from building one
model to seven. Beginning in 2014, the Murano will be the
eighth vehicle built in Canton and will require several hundred
employees for production, Nissan said.
Bill Krueger, vice chairman of Nissan Americas, said that
with the addition of domestic Murano production, the automaker
is making strides toward its goal of manufacturing 85 percent
of the vehicles it sells in the United States within North