Nissan’s Canton plant set to retool

Published 2:32 pm Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Nissan will soon begin an $118 million expansion and retooling of its plant in Canton to prepare for the manufacture of a light commercial vehicle.

Nissan is expected to unveil its new light commercial vehicle in two months at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Nissan will cut production of its slow-selling Titan pickup in the middle of 2010, a couple of months after workers launch the first LCV. It has an agreement with Chrysler to sell Nissan-styled and badged versions of the Dodge Ram pickup.

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Officials say the renovations in Canton will include wider aisles, lengthened chassis carriages and a belt-loosening in the paint plant. At least one new building will be added.