Led by jumps of more than 40 percent for two its top three models, Nissan North America posted September sales growth of 17 percent. The Franklin-based division of the Japanese auto maker sold more than 111,000 Nissans — a record number — and more than 10,000 Infiniti cars last month. The bestseller was the Rogue crossover, which more than 25,000 customers snapped up. The small Versa also posted very strong growth while the core Altima sedan posted an increase of 11 percent. Year to date, the Nissan Group's sales are up 5.6 percent. All of the company's numbers are here.
Apparently, entering into a naming rights deal with the Tennessee Titans not only allows a corporation to put its name on the NFL team’s home field, it also provides the opportunity to define the venue.
Adelphia considered the structure on the East bank of the Cumberland River a coliseum. For the last 10 years, LP Building Products viewed it as a field.
Now comes Nissan North America and its belief that it is a stadium.
The Titans have reached an exclusive 20-year agreement with the automaker that will rebrand the facility as Nissan Stadium beginning with the coming season, according to a report from The Tennessean. The report said a formal announcement was to come Thursday.
Downtown-basd LP signed a 10-year deal in 2006 that established LP Field as the Titans’ home. That deal is set to expire this year, although The Tennessean report says that the sides will maintain a business partnership.
The building was called Adelphia Coliseum from 1999 through 2002 and simply The Coliseum in between that deal and the one with LP.
Carlex Glass, the owner of the storied Ford Glass plant in West Nashville, is spending more than $37 million to expand its factory in Vonore, southwest of Knoxville. The project will add about 50 jobs to the workforce of that plant, which is one of four U.S. fabrication sites for Carlex.