Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Nissan Hearts Mt. Juliet

No net increase in jobs, but the consolidation of Nissan North America distribution facilities in Mt. Juliet, and decommissioning smaller Nissan facilities at Smyrna, should be a boon for the lucky community. The Bizjournals broke the news, it seems, with the Twin Cities paper providing pretty interesting background on Opus Northwest, which will do the construction; and, the Nashville sister paper providing more details on Smyrna's loss. Also worth noting in these perilous economic times: Gov. Phil Bredesen and State ECD announced Columbus McKinnon will invest $3.5MM in improving its chain-manufacturing operations near Jackson in Lexington, Tenn., and create perhaps 25 new jobs over the next few years. Retaining nearly 200 jobs total is no small thing, these days.

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