Maxima reflects Nissan's growth in Tennessee By BUSH BERNARD Staff Writer
SMYRNA - With Gov. Phil Bredesen driving and Nissan North America Senior Vice President Emil Hassan
riding shotgun, the first U.S.-made Maxima sedan rolled off the assembly line yesterday.
The red Maxima 35 SE is the first of 80,000 planned to be built this year at Nissan's plant here.
The car, formerly made in Japan, is the latest addition to the plant's product line and will boost
production at the 5.4 million-squarefoot facility to 500,000 this year, the largest output of any
Nissan facility in the world.