December 8, 2005 |
Tennessee may not match California when it comes to beaches and celebrities, but it bested the Golden State when it anted-up to woo Nissan Corp. The Volunteer State used a relocation assistance package worth $197 million to persuade Nissan to move its North American headquarters from Gardena to the hills just south of Nashville, according to Tennessee's Economic and Community Development Department.
November 10, 2005 |
After nearly half a century of calling Southern California home, Nissan North America is preparing to call it quits. The company is scheduled to announce in Nashville today that it will relocate its corporate headquarters and 1,300 jobs from Gardena to a growing automotive center in central Tennessee. Nissan already has more than 6,500 employees at its largest U.S. assembly plant in the Nashville suburb of Smyrna.
February 9, 2005 |
Katzkin Leather Inc., a major manufacturer of custom auto interiors, sued Nissan North America Inc. on Tuesday, alleging the automaker engaged in unfair business practices when it attempted to block its dealers from using Katzkin products. Montebello-based Katzkin manufactures leather upholstery kits that are popular with motorists seeking a custom look for their vehicles. Some new-car dealers sell the kits in their parts departments.
July 21, 2003 |
Nissan Motor Co.'s U.S. operating arm has launched a new marketing campaign that blends music, "reality" TV, radio and seemingly outlaw behavior in a bid to capture the attention of young American urban car buyers. Gardena-based Nissan North America Inc. has hired former Quincy Jones-David Salzman Entertainment marketing strategist Jonathon Cropper, 32, to head the campaign.
June 26, 2003 |
Nissan North America Inc. said it would move production of the Pathfinder sport utility vehicle from Japan to Tennessee, which could mean 1,500 new jobs in the state. Nissan said the move would require an investment of $250 million at the plant in Smyrna, adding 170,000 square feet to the 5.4-million-square-foot facility. The 2005 Pathfinders should begin production in Smyrna in fall 2004.
November 19, 2002 |
Latinos in Florida who financed their car purchases through Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. routinely paid higher interest rates than white consumers with similar credit histories, according to a study recently released as part of a class- action lawsuit. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Nashville, alleges that the lending policies of Nissan Acceptance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Torrance-based Nissan North America Inc., discriminate against African American consumers.