DECHERD, TN – In its 11th year of operation, Nissan North America Inc.’s Decherd plant adds aluminum casting capability this month – the final piece needed to become a full-service engine manufacturer. “We now have assembly, machining, forging and casting,” says Gary Edwards, director-engineering and quality assurance in powertrain assembly. “As we grow casting and forging, dictated of course by economics, we will gradually reduce, even eliminate, logistic costs from Japan, Mexico and ...

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