Nissan plants run normally in Tennessee

Nissan plants run normally in Tennessee

Some models from Japan face delay

March 14th, 2011 by Mike Pare in Business Around the Region

Nissan Leaf

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.