Nissan debuts new Smyrna Paint Plant

Nissan’s new state-of-the-art paint facility in Smyrna, TN sets new standards for paint quality, efficiency and environmental impacts. The paint plant reduces energy consumption by about 30%, carbon emissions by about 30%, and paint VOCs by about 70%.

Nissan Leafs on new low emission  paint assembly line in Smyrna, TN
Nissan Leafs on new low emission paint assembly line in Smyrna, TN

Using an innovative 3 wet paint process that applies all 3 layers in succession before the vehicle goes into the oven, the plant uses less energy and speeds production (usually the vehicle is baked 2 times).

Nissan Leaf on paint plant line in Nissan's new facility in Smyrna, TN
Nissan Leaf on paint plant line in Nissan’s new facility in Smyrna, TN

The 250,000  sq. ft. plant is next to Nissan’s vehicle assembly plant. “Nissan is committed to increase energy efficiency as we reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing the highest quality vehicles sold in North America,” said Susan Brennan, Nissan’s vice president of manufacturing in Smyrna. “These efforts align with our global strategies of zero-emission leadership and corporate social responsibility to employees, stakeholders and customers.”

Nissan has committed to reducing energy intensity in its 3 US manufacturing plants by 25% by 2020, and this plant is the first step towards that goal.

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