Alexander Statement on Nissan Announcement

Posted on March 17, 2015

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the announcement today by Gov. Haslam and Nissan North America that Nissan will invest $160 million to build a new supplier park at its Smyrna vehicle assembly plant, creating more than 1,000 new jobs:

“Nearly 30 years ago, there were almost no auto jobs in Tennessee. But thanks to our right-to-work law, our central location, Tennessee’s strong work force, and our first-rate, four-lane highway system, nearly one-third of our manufacturing jobs are now auto related. I congratulate Nissan and its Smyrna workforce for this great news.”

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