Senator Lamar Alexander on Friday released the following statement on Governor Haslam's announcement that Nissan will be adding a third shift for the first time ever to its Smyrna vehicle-assembly plant, adding 810 new jobs:
"This is more evidence that Nissan’s arrival in Tennessee 30 years ago was the most important decision in recent history to help raise Tennessee family incomes. Governor Haslam and Nissan workers deserve our thanks for providing an environment for creating good new jobs."
Senator Bob Corker said, "Nissan’s addition of 810 new jobs in Smyrna is one more way Tennessee is becoming THE state for auto manufacturing. Congratulations to Nissan, its employees, and Governor Haslam’s economic development team for strengthening a successful economic partnership that began 30 years ago under Lamar Alexander."