Nissan's huge expansion in North America to add over 12,000 new jobs
Massive New Nissan Facility
Nissan kicked off construction of a massive new automotive manufacturing with a first stone laying ceremony that drew from both the Japanese and Mexican cultures. Nissan is enjoying strong demand for its vehicles in Mexico and in the international market and is investing over $2billion here to satisfy that demand in the future. The new facility once built will not merely assemble vehicles, or create parts. On the contrary, this is a complete complex that includes not only those aspects of automobile manufacturing, but also final painting, and even a supplier park and proving grounds. Armando Ávila, vice president of Manufacturing at Nissan Mexicana commented to the press saying "The magnitude of Nissan's commitment to this new automotive complex is without par. With this investment, we will be able to increase our manufacturing capacity from over 600,000 units per year, to more than 800,000 units by the close of 2013, continuing our record setting production rates in Mexico. And this is only Phase 1."