Nissan’s Canton Plant Recognized
For Energy-Savings Program
CANTON, Miss. – Nissan North
America’s vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Miss., has been
recognized by the Mississippi Development Authority’s (MDA)
Energy Division for outstanding achievement in energy efficiency
The award is presented annually to
businesses and organizations for successfully reducing energy
consumption and carbon-dioxide emissions.
“At Nissan, we place great
importance on protecting the environment,” said Dan Bednarzyk,
vice president, manufacturing - Canton. “Every day we look for
opportunities to minimize the environmental impact of our
facilities by conserving the use of energy, water and resources.
We are proud to receive this award, which confirms our
commitment to doing what’s right.”
Nissan participated with the MDA
and the U.S. Department of Energy’s “Save Energy Now” program to
identify measures that reduced the plant’s energy consumption.
The plant was able to reduce, by about 400,000 BTUs*, the amount
of energy used to produce each vehicle.“
Nissan’s Canton Plant has been
labeled an Energy Star Plant by the Environmental Protection
Agency for 2006, 2007 and 2008.