CANTON, MS – It began like a pep rally, with canned music building to a crescendo as the big moment arrived: the roll-off of Nissan North America’s all-new commercial van, the NV. The event in Canton, 23 miles (37 km) north of Jackson, the state capital, marked Nissan’s $118 million investment in the 8-year-old plant, raising the Japanese auto maker’s investment to $2.1 billion in Mississippi and more than $5 billion throughout the South, including vehicle and engine plants in Central ...

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