Nissan extends closings in U.S.

Mississippi, Tennessee facilities to stay mostly idle through late April

Autotrader has named the 2020 Nissan Sentra a “Best New Car.”

Nissan manufacturing facilities in the U.S. will remain closed through late April, the company said Wednesday, as a measure to help protect employees and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Some business-essential work that must be done on site will continue with enhanced safety measures. Nissan said it would continue to monitor the situation closely and will make adjustments as needed.

WKRN in Tennessee said the company’s two facilities there, Nissan Smyrna and Nissan Decherd, employ more than 9,000 workers. Those employees are furloughed for now.

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Nissan’s Canton plant in Mississippi has more than 5,000 workers.

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