Nissan executives said Monday they plan to add a second shift of workers to make the Infiniti XJ and Nissan Pathfinder crossovers at their Smyrna plant. The additions will add 1,000 workers over the coming year and, combined with the people who will make lithium-ion batteries next door, will lift Nissan's Smyrna payroll to almost 6,000.
Building 85 percent of the vehicles here rather than in Japan will “lower the impact of the yen by 50 percent,” Kruger said. When the value of the yen is high, production of vehicles destined for the U.S. market is more expensive in Japan because those vehicles, when sold here, are being paid for with U.S. dollars.
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