The local chamber of commerce; transport chiefs; representatives of local government bodies and Nissan officials unveiled street signs in Decherd, Tennessee, that give the new name to part of Tennessee Highway 64.
Mark Swenson, production engineering and component facilities vice-president at the Decherd plant, pictured, said: ‘For 15 years, Nissan and Franklin County have shared a healthy partnership that continues to flourish.
‘We are grateful for this dedication that enhances our relationship and signifies Nissan’s important role in this community.’
Nissan began powertrain assembly in Decherd in 1997. Today, it manufactures four, six and eight-cylinder engines for the complete line-up of US-produced Nissan and Infiniti vehicles.
The plant also houses crankshaft forging and cylinder block-casting operations.
In 2011, Decherd produced more than 580,000 engines on a covered area of more than 1.2 million square feet.