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Nissan & American Manufacturing (Infographic)

Life in Michigan has given me a firm appreciation for industrial manufacturing. I admire and respect companies that make an honest investment in both their people and communities. Growing up in the Midwest, I can think of some small towns that suffered greatly when industry disappeared and populations declined.

Recently, I toured Brembo North America in Homer, Michigan, and later sat down with CEO Dan Sandberg. The presence of Brembo in rural Homer has helped keep the area viable and preserve a way of life for families there.

In a similar fashion, there are Tennessee and Mississippi families that count on Nissan’s presence in their communities. Nissan recently achieved a record breaking feat, but the automaker is focused on setting other records too, particularly on the line and in the showroom. For example, Nissan hit a U.S. milestone for total production (962,373) and sales (1,484,918) in 2015.

Nissan has invested nearly 11 billion in the U.S. since 1981 and employs more than 22,000 American citizens, the majority of which fill manufacturing roles. The graphic below explains more about what Nissan has done over the years on U.S. soil.

*Carl Anthony is Managing Editor of Automoblog and resides in Detroit, Michigan. 

In recent years, Nissan has made strategic investments in its U.S. operations to ensure the company is able to continue to build quality vehicles that meet the growing needs of U.S. consumers. In 2015, Nissan marked a number of key U.S. milestones, including all-time records for total sales (1,484,918) and production (962,373). Localization remains an important part of Nissan's strategy in North America, and the company has increased production of its core models in North America: Altima, Pathfinder, Sentra, Rogue, Versa, LEAF, Murano, Maxima and the next-generation TITAN.