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Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant
300 Nissan Drive
Canton, MS 39046
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building Nissan was the first auto manufacturer to locate in the state of Mississippi.  The Canton Plant was built in 2002, with production starting in 2003.  The plant is nearly four million square feet and has a production capacity of over 300,000 vehicles per year.  With two assembly lines, the plant currently manufactures Nissan's Altima passenger car, Armada SUV, and the Titan truck.  In 2011 the Canton plant will begin producing the all new NV2500 commercial vehicle. 


Nissan became an ENERGY STAR? Partner in 2006.  Within the same year, the Canton plant focused on energy efficiency by establishing cross-functional energy management teams.  These teams started looking into ways Nissan could help reduce energy consumption with a concentration on energy waste reduction and elimination.  In 2007 the Canton plant put in sub metering to allow measurement and management of the electrical power usage.  In January 2010 the plant received an energy reduction grant through the state of Mississippi, which allowed it to implement energy saving projects that will eliminate over 6,000 metric tons of CO2 per year and reduce energy consumption by over 70,000 MMBTU per year.  That is equivalent to the energy used in 511 homes.


The Canton plant was first labeled in 2006.  Since 2006 the plant has reduced its overall energy usage by over 30% and its energy intensity by over 7%.

Year(s) Labeled:
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Facility Type:
Auto Assembly