Just a week after officials said they would not need to cut another shift of truck production, Nissan North America Inc. says it will do just that in Smryna, TN, Aug. 11. Nissan also wants to eliminate 1,200 manufacturing workers at the Smyrna assembly plant and Decherd, TN, powertrain plant, prompted by a rapid downturn in light-truck sales this year. “The marketplace is changing, and Nissan’s North American manufacturing operations must change with it to remain competitive,” Bill ...

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