Nissan North America Inc. says it will spend $1 billion during the next four years on its operations in Decherd and Smyrna, TN. Investment in Smyrna will be used to increase vehicle production from its present level of 380,000 units annually to 440,000 in 2001. In following years, annual outturn could hit 500,000. The expanded capacity likely is to add the Maxima to the production lineup at Smyrna, which currently makes the Xterra, Altima and Frontier. The Maxima presently is built in Japan. ...

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