published Monday, March 14th, 2011

Nissan plants run normally in Tennessee

Some models from Japan face delay

Nissan’s Tennessee plants in Smyna and Decherd are operating on a normal schedule in the wake of the devastating tsunami in Japan, the company said today.

But, some Infiniti models along with the Nissan GTR and 370Z may experience delays in shipment to the United States due to damage in the Port of Hitachi and in Tagajo City, the company said.

Also, a shipment of more than 600 Nissan Leafs destined for the U.S. left port in Japan on March 10 just prior to the earthquake, and will arrive as scheduled. Future impact, if any, on Nissan Leaf supply continues to being assessed, the company said.

It said that all Nissan Americas employees and their families are safe and accounted for, including those on assignment in Japan and those traveling in the country on business.

For full story, see Tuesday’s Times Free Press.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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