The sign that shows how important Nissan is to one US city
The local chamber of commerce; transport chiefs, representatives of local government and Nissan officials unveiled street signs in Decherd, Tennessee, that gives the new name to part of Tennessee Highway 64.
Mark Swenson, production engineering and component facilities vice president, said: ‘For 15 years, Nissan and Franklin County have shared a healthy partnership that continues to flourish.
‘We are grateful for this dedication that enhances our relationship and signifies Nissan’s important role in this community.’
The unveiling ceremony was held at mile marker 16, where one of eight signs marks a point of access to the largest manufacturing facility in the county and will help guide visitors to the plant.
Nissan began powertrain assembly in Decherd in 1997. Today, it manufactures four, six and eight-cylinder engines for the complete line-up of US-produced Nissan and Infiniti vehicles.
The plant also houses crankshaft forging and cylinder block-casting operations.
In 2011, Decherd produced more than 580,000 engines on a covered area of more than 1.2 million square feet.