Nissan Motor Mfg. U.S.A.'s Smyrna, TN, plant does not expect to be singled out this year as the U.S. industry's most efficient automaking plant. The reason is a drop in volume due to lagging sales, company officials say, plus down time needed to dismantle the Sentra production line, which moved to Mexico in March. It's also due to changeover for the new Xterra sport/utility vehicle (SUV), which launched Job 1 last week. Plant operations were cut from five days to four from late spring to ...

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