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Nissan’s Mississippi plant adds 8th production vehicle

Keywords: Tags  Nissan, Canton, Miss., Murano, vehicle assembly, new jobs, Bill Krueger

CHICAGO — Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.’s assembly plant in Canton, Miss., has won the sourcing contract to build the next-generation Murano crossover.

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 America.

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