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Nissan begins production of 2015 Murano in Canton

This is the first 2015 Nissan Murano that came off the line today in Canton, MS. Exclusively made in Mississippi. Source: Twitter-@PhilBryantMS This is the first 2015 Nissan Murano that came off the line today in Canton, MS. Exclusively made in Mississippi. Source: Twitter-@PhilBryantMS
CANTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - On Wednesday, Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Nissan gathered at the assembly plant in Canton to celebrate the start of production of the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano. 

In July 2013, Nissan announced the creation of 800 new jobs and the addition of a supplier park at the Canton location to support production of the Murano. Then in May, 500 additional jobs were announced, bringing employment at the plant to more than 6,000. 

The Murano, Nissan's crossover vehicle, is the eighth model produced at the Canton plant.

The roll out of the 2015 Murano marks the first time the Murano has ever been produced in the U.S. The Canton plant becomes the global hub for Murano production, creating export opportunities in more than 100 markets worldwide and shifting the plant from a domestic manufacturer to a global one.

“Over a decade ago, Nissan propelled Mississippi's automotive industry into the global spotlight. Since that time, the company has served as a cornerstone of the industry in our state. I am grateful for Nissan's ongoing investment in its Canton operations and for providing so many Mississippians with great job opportunities,” Gov. Bryant said. 

“Today's debut of the first Murano manufactured in the U.S. once again puts Mississippi on the global stage and helps us further demonstrate to the world that we have a business environment that spurs success and a quality workforce that takes pride in a job well done. I thank Nissan for adding the Murano to the Canton plant's production line-up, and I wish the company many more successful years in our state.”

Gov. Bryant and Nissan officials announced in January 2013 the company would bring production of the Murano to the Canton plant. The announcement was made during an event commemorating Nissan's tenth anniversary of operations in Mississippi.

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