SMYRNA, TN – The first trial production runs of the ’04 Maxima begin next month at Nissan North America Inc.’s assembly plant here. Smyrna, which will build the next-generation Maxima alongside the Altima sedan, Xterra SUV and Frontier pickup, plans to hire up to 1,000 new workers to accommodate Maxima production, which moves to the facility from Japan in January 2003. The shift will hike production capacity by as much as 100,000 units annually. The Frontier pickup is one of the ...

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