Decherd Powertrain Operations
Nissan Decherd Powertrain Plant
Since 1997, Nissan’s powertrain plant in Decherd, Tenn. has been building reliable, high-quality engines while providing secure and well-paying jobs for residents of Franklin County and the surrounding area. Today, the facility and its more than 1,400 employees provide engines for all Nissan and Infiniti vehicles built at the company’s vehicle assembly plants in Smyrna, Tenn. and Canton, Miss. In 2013, the plant began supplying electric motors to support U.S. production of the all-electric Nissan LEAF.
Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant
The Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant is a collaboration between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG. The first engine assembled at the facility was a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline 4-cylinder developed by Daimler. The engines are initially being used in European versions of the Infiniti Q50 sports sedan and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class assembled in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Construction of the ground-up $319 million, 310,000-square foot facility began in May 2012. It incorporates a number of energy efficient design features, such as a heat-reflecting white roof and natural daytime lighting through use of a skylight grid.