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Nissan may produce its Murano in Smyrna

Tennessean -- More jobs could be on the way for Nissan’s Smyrna plant, which already has seen a boom in hiring this year.

Although the automaker won’t confirm it, the top business newspaper in Japan says production of the Murano midsize crossover utility vehicle will move to Nissan’s Middle Tennessee assembly plant in 2014.

It would be another in a long series of production moves to North America for Nissan and other Japanese automakers, which are struggling to deal with the low value of the U.S. dollar versus the Japanese yen.

About 1,000 more workers are expected to be added at Smyrna this fall and winter to accommodate production of the Leaf electric car and Rogue compact crossover, both of which are moving from Japan.

A big mismatch in the currency exchange rate is costly to Nissan when selling


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Submitted Sep 15, 2012 By: DellDude2
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datsundriver
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 9:03:14 AM

What a turnaround. Are a few of you old enough to remember when jobs were outsourced to Japan because it was cheaper to make things there? that was in the early 1950's.
Then "outsourcing" really became popular. plants were built in Taiwan, then Mexico, and several other countries, until the wages there got too "high", then jobs were moved to communist china. Look at the shirt on your back, the coffe-pot in your kitchen, and a lot of the food next time you go to a grocery store.
Now the Japanese and the Germans are "outsourcing" their manufacturing to where the wages are lower!
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MadTraveler
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 1:46:41 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:43:49 AM

repeat
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TXRanger09
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 11:14:22 AM

Wow! The weak US dollar is encourging foreign investment?! Hope the hard working people of Tennessee make enough to buy the car their building.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 4:38:00 AM

Nissan may produce its Murano in Smyrna, at Nissan's Middle Tennessee assembly plant in 2014. It takes private industry to create jobs for the US? more than what Chuck can do, Much More!
'Coming out of the closet' Chucky's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, the jobs are Not here. Chucky's economy is not improving but continues to hurt the population and the job numbers continue to be down – no matter how smoooooth talking Chucky spins those numbers and he can spin them very well! People will still drive and buy fuel no matter what but it sure helps to have a job too!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012
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MadTraveler
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 4:22:07 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 11:58:29 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 11:14:53 PM

Whatever it takes to help U.S. employment numbers and the economy.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 11:10:08 PM

go nissan
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 11:08:25 PM

A down economy with a weak dollar has ways to correct itself and Nissan's planned movement of the Murano's production to Tennessee is an example.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 11:05:38 PM

All good!
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 11:04:40 PM

If they are given enough incentives, that is.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 11:03:53 PM

The UAW will try to unionize them.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 11:02:56 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 11:00:44 PM

I like "made in America". Toyota and Honda make their vehicles in America as well. Far better than GM and Chrysler
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:59:27 PM

Good

[Edited by: miser709 at 9/16/2012 12:01:04 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:59:04 PM

Good for Tennessee! And another win for a right to work state.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:58:50 PM

Humancry, “sowhat [sic]”
Mstearno, “[W]ho cares[?]”

My, what mean-spirited, thoughtless comments. Thousands of people who will get a job (or a better job) and their families and many others in the region who will benefit from this, that’s who cares. And all of these new jobs will help the economy of the whole country, that’s what. Sheesh, get a life folks.

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36_ACRES_4_SALE
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:56:41 PM

More US 1,000 Jobs?
Blame it on President Obama
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:56:28 PM

Good for Tennessee, more states should be right to work states.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:51:47 PM

They should keep the UAW out!
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:50:09 PM

Tennessee yes, Nissan no...
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:48:57 PM

“I guess this is good news, except the profits goes [sic] to Japan.”

Most of the high-paying executive jobs are in Japan but the profits go to the shareholders and they are all over the world, many in the USA. Having the factory jobs here is good for the US.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:47:16 PM

who cares
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:45:54 PM

This is great for the amount of jobs this is creating and for keeping more production local.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:43:18 PM

The Smyrnans will be overjoyed about this
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:42:31 PM

car production jobs are good paying keep them here whether they are American or Japanese companies.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:41:23 PM

sowhat
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:39:20 PM

good for Smyrna, they may buck the national trend by creating jobs
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:38:29 PM

It's a step in the right direction. But, the Big Three need to stop building cars overseas that are intended for the U.S. market.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:33:16 PM

Jobs for Americans but proffits sent back overseas.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:29:56 PM

...That's great news DellDude2, thank you for sharing it! : )
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:28:53 PM

Sweet
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oboy
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:19:47 PM

wow thats great news..
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:14:27 PM

great that they are hiring, but keep the UAW out of it. They'll screw it up even more than the politicians
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:13:05 PM

Good
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:12:39 PM

okay
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:12:19 PM

Great! I think as many Japanese cars are made in US as American cars.
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Ok
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yeah for nissan
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:06:52 PM

great
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:05:37 PM

Makes sense to eliminate the transportation of vehicles from Japan. Also, it is interesting to note that Japanese branded vehicles made in the US generally have more US made parts than American branded vehicles.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:05:08 PM

Good for Tennessee.

Who can afford a new car?
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ok
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:03:25 PM

Would that make it a Smyrano?
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I guess this is good news, except the profits goes to Japan
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Good news for Smyrna.
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