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Nissan North America, Inc.
Attn: HQ Supplier Opportunities
983 Nissan Drive
Smyrna, TN 37167
Mail Bin 35D
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"Enriching people's lives" – this is the global vision of Nissan and all of its operating companies across the world. Nissan supports its vision by offering customers unparalleled products and services and by improving the quality of life in the communities where it operates.
In the United States, Nissan Neighbors is a community-focused initiative dedicated to improving communities through charitable contributions and in-kind donations to nonprofit organizations working in three focus areas: education, the environment and humanitarian aid.
Nissan Neighbors requirements
All organizations applying for funding through Nissan Neighbors must meet the following requirements:
- • Have 501 (c)(3) non-profit status;
- • Support projects compatible with one of the Nissan Neighbors focus areas; and
- • Serve communities surrounding Nissan's affiliate locations:
- - Southern California (location of Nissan Design America and Nissan Research Center);
- - Middle Tennessee (location of Nissan Americas corporate headquarters and manufacturing assembly plants in Smyrna and Decherd);
- - Central Mississippi (location of manufacturing assembly plant in Canton);
- - Dallas/Ft. Worth (location of Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation); and
- - Metro Detroit (location of Nissan Technical Center North America).
Nissan Neighbors accepts grant applications throughout the year. In support of a greener environment, the Nissan Neighbors application process is administered online. Hardcopy and paper applications are not accepted.
To apply for funding, go to the Nissan grant application online.
NISSAN FOUNDATION AWARDS $700,000 TO 27 NONPROFITS TO SUPPORT BUILDING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES
- Nissan continues its 24-year-long commitment to fostering cultural diversity -
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 29, 2016) – The Nissan Foundation today announced its board of directors has awarded $700,000 in grants to nonprofits in seven states to support innovative programs that break down societal barriers and build inclusive communities through education and outreach. The Nissan Foundation has awarded more than $9.3 million to date.
The grants will fund 27 projects, including Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, a drop-out prevention program, which helps support job attainment, job survival, leadership development, life survival skills, economic empowerment and cultural diversity; the Oasis Center “Building Bridges” program, which serves 300 Nashville youths annually with anti-discrimination/anti-violence programming at schools; and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants "Neighbor-to-Neighbor Project," which provides school programs, employer training and workshops on social services for Iraqi immigrants in Detroit.
"The organizations and projects selected for 2016 represent those who provide culturally diverse and relevant programs in communities where Nissan operates,” said Scott Becker, president of the Nissan Foundation. “The Nissan Foundation is proud to support their missions to enrich people’s lives and open doors to new ways of understanding our neighbors and the world we live in."
The Nissan Foundation was founded in 1992 after three weeks of violent civil unrest occurred near the headquarters for Nissan’s U.S. sales operations then in Southern California. The Foundation was created as a thoughtful response to a societal need that still affects communities today – supporting local organizations that promote the value of cultural diversity in American society and foster greater social and racial equality.
Diversity has remained a core value of Nissan. Thirty-eight percent of Nissan’s U.S. customers are ethnically diverse, the highest among major automakers in the U.S.
This year, the Foundation reviewed 33 proposals from nonprofits located in Southern California, North Central Texas, Middle Tennessee, Central Mississippi, Eastern Michigan, and the New York and Atlanta metro areas. Grant recipients promote cultural diversity across a variety of arts, education, social and public programs.
2016 Grant Recipients
- • Autry National Center of the American West, "Voices of Native America" – $15,000
- • Connecting Cultures Mobile Museum, "CCMM-in-Schools" – $10,000
- • Japanese American National Museum, "School Visits Program" – $15,000
- • Los Angeles Opera, "Voices for Tolerance" – $10,000
- • San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, "Escondido Roots Series" – $20,000
- • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, "Refugee Education and Engagement Project" – $10,000
- • Fernbank Museum of Natural History, "Winder Wonderland: Celebrations and Traditions Around the World" – $10,000
- • National Center for Civil and Human Rights, "NCCHR Diversity and Multicultural Program" – $20,000
- • The Community House, "Race Relations and Diversity Task Force" & "21st Century Leaders Program Scholarships" – $25,000
- • U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Inc. – Detroit Field Office, “Neighbor-to-Neighbor Project” – $25,000
- • Jackson 2000 Inc., "Community Dialogue on Race" – $25,000
- • Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, "Our Global Society: We Are All In It Together" – $50,000
- • Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, "Sit In for Change: Jackson Woolworth 1963" – $20,000
- • Brooklyn Historical Society, "Voices of Crown Heights" – $15,000
- • Japan Society, "Japan's Annual Festivities" – $20,000
- • Jewish Children’s Museum, "Public School Initiative" – $20,000
- • One to World Inc., "Global Classroom and Enrichment Program" – $25,000
- • Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, "Combating Extremism" – $30,000
- • Children's Museum Corporation of Rutherford County, "Kids First" – $55,000
- • Frist Center for the Visual Arts, "Seeing Beyond Borders: Exploring Asian Cultures and Traditions" – $25,000
- • Global Education Center, "Passport to Understanding" – $25,000
- • Nashville Public Library Foundation, "Civil Rights and a Civil Society: Civil Rights Training for Nashville Enforcement Agencies and Beyond" – $25,000
- • Nashville Public Television, "Next Door Neighbors 2016-2017" – $70,000
- • Oasis Center, "Building Bridges" – $50,000
- • Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition, "Welcoming Tennessee Initiative" – $30,000
- • International Museum of Cultures, "Cultural Diversity Seminar" – $30,000
- • National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum, "Cultural Heritage Youth Workshops" & "School Assembly Project" – $25,000
About the Nissan Foundation
Established in 1992, the mission of the Nissan Foundation is to build community through valuing cultural diversity. The Nissan Foundation is part of Nissan North America's commitment to "enrich people's lives" by helping to meet the needs of communities throughout the U.S. through philanthropic investments, corporate outreach sponsorships, in-kind donations and other charitable contributions.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
NISSAN IN NORTH AMERICA
In Canada, Nissan Canada Inc. markets and distributes Nissan and Infiniti vehicles to Canadian dealerships. With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs 250 full-time staff. There are 187 independent Nissan dealerships, 38 Infiniti retailers and 45 Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers across Canada.
Nissan Canada Inc.
5290 Orbitor Drive
L4W 4Z5 Canada
Phone: (905) 629-2888
Fax: (905) 629-9742
Nissan Canada Finance
Nissan Canada Finance Inc. (NCFI) offers financial and training services to Canada's Nissan and Infiniti dealers. NCFI employs 53 people and helps dealers build long-term relationships with customers by extending financing on purchases ranging from an individual customer's new Altima to a company's purchase of a fleet of Nissan forklifts. To better serve customers, NCFI also offers training programs to Nissan's retail employees.
Nissan Canada Finance Inc.
5290 Orbitor Drive
L4W 4Z5 Canada
Phone: (905) 602-0792
Fax: (800) 265-0835
Nissan Design America
Nissan Design America (NDA) began as Nissan Design International in 1979 in San Diego, established as a "satellite studio" for Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. with less than a dozen members. Its original mission was to provide a local perspective on the North American market and generate innovative ideas and design. After more than 30 years in operation, NDA is now a full-production automotive design studio capable of handling all phases of automotive design development, from exploratory to production.
NDA is part of the Global Nissan Design organization, which consists of Global Nissan Design Center (GNDC, Atsugi, Japan), Nissan Design Europe (London), Creative Box, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan), Nissan Design China (Beijing, China) and NDA.
NDA designs vehicles with emphasis on the Americas region with sensitivity for the global market, in close collaboration with its counterparts at GNDC and Nissan Technical Centers in Japan and North America. NDA’s recent designs include: all-new 2013 Nissan Altima, NV commercial vehicles, 370Z sports coupe, Maxima sports sedan, Rogue compact crossover SUV, Altima coupe, Sentra compact sedan, Titan full-size truck, and Armada full-size SUV, to name but a few.
Besides the dozens of automotive projects undertaken for Nissan, NDA has engaged in a wide variety of non-automotive design projects over the years. These have included a 150-foot yacht, preschool furniture, golf clubs, medical devices, personal light aircraft and Class A catamaran, etc.
Nissan Design America
9800 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (858) 457-4400
Fax: (858) 450-3332
Nissan Mexicana, S.A. de C.V., (NMEX), was established in 1961 as an importer and distributor of Datsun vehicles. In 1966, NMEX became the first Japanese-owned automobile production facility in North America. Since then, the company has exported more than 5 million vehicles, including the Sentra and Versa for North America. Today, with an annual vehicle manufacturing capacity of more than 800,000, NMEX’s three manufacturing facilities produce vehicles, engines and other parts for global distribution, making it the largest car manufacturer and exporter in the country. NMEX has more than 14,500 employees in all of its manufacturing, distribution, R&D and corporate facilities. Since 2009, Nissan has been the best-selling brand in the country with a market share of over 25 percent.
Nissan Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.
Ave. Insurgentes Sur 1958 - 11piso
C.P. 01030, Mexico, D.F.
Phone: (5) 6-28-27-27
Fax: (5) 6-28-26-96
Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation
Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (NMAC), including its Infiniti Financial Services (IFS) division, is the automotive financial services arm of Nissan North America. Established in 1981, NMAC's primary emphasis is to provide purchase and lease financing for the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles to consumers throughout the United States. The company offers financing for the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles sold in the United States.
NMAC's Customer Center in Dallas, Texas, is responsible for all credit services, customer service operations, and support functions. NMAC's Franklin, Tennessee, office, which is the company's headquarters, is responsible for marketing, finance, accounting, and re-marketing (the disposition of off-lease, fleet, credit, and corporate vehicles). NMAC Regional Financial Services Managers offer information about NMAC's financial products and programs to over 1,250 Nissan and Infiniti dealers nationwide.
NMAC Customer Center
8900 Freeport Parkway
Irving, TX 75063
Phone: (214) 596-4000
Nissan North America
Nissan first came to the United States to sell vehicles in 1958 and began importing and making Datsun vehicles in the United States under the Nissan Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (NMC), name in 1960. In 1990, Nissan North America Inc. (NNA), was created to coordinate all of Nissan's various activities in North America to enhance the design, development, manufacturing, and marketing of Nissan vehicles. In 1998, the two organizations merged operations under the Nissan North America, Inc., name. Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, Nissan's North American operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing for the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Nissan North America - U.S. Manufacturing
Nissan has four manufacturing facilities in the United States - in Smyrna and Decherd, Tennessee, and Canton, Mississippi. Production at Nissan's Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant began in June 1983. The Smyrna Plant has an annual production capacity of 640,000 vehicles and represents a capital investment of $6 billion. The plant produces the Nissan Altima, Maxima, LEAF, Rogue, Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60.
The vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi, began producing vehicles in May 2003. The plant now produces the Nissan Altima, Xterra, Frontier, Titan, Armada, Murano and NV Cargo and Passenger Vans. The plant has an annual production capacity of 450,000 vehicles.
Nissan's powertrain assembly plant in Decherd, Tennessee, began production in May 1997. Today the plant manufactures all the engines for the complete lineup of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles produced in the U.S. The plant also forges crankshafts and cylinder block castings.
Infiniti’s powertrain assembly plant in Decherd, Tennessee, began production in June 2014. The plant assembles 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engines for the Infiniti Q50 sports sedan and Mercedes-Benz C-Class and their derivatives. The 310,000-square foot facility was developed as a collaboration between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG.
Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant
983 Nissan Drive
Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone: (615) 459-1400
Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant
300 Nissan Drive
Canton, MS 39046
Phone: (601) 855-6010
Nissan Decherd Powertrain Plant
520 Nissan Powertrain Drive
Decherd, TN 37324
Phone: (931) 962-5000
Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant
520 Nissan Powertrain Drive
Decherd, TN 37324
Phone: (931) 962-5000
Nissan Technical Center North America
Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA) is responsible for blending technology and engineering to create cars that deliver total customer satisfaction. This process involves interaction and cooperation among all technical departments, which results in "total vehicle development."
NTCNA has a proving ground facility located on 3,050 acres in Stanfield, Arizona. Arizona's low desert terrain provides NTCNA with an ideal environment to test Nissan vehicles for hot weather, heat durability, engine cooling and air conditioner performance. The NTCNA proving ground also features a 5.7 mile high-speed oval and four individual road courses designed to test vehicle durability, reliability, and ride comfort.
NTCNA employs over 1,200 people and represents an investment of $238 million. NTCNA has operations at the following locations:
- • Nissan Technical Center North America – Farmington Hills, MI
- • Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley – Sunnyvale, CA
- • Arizona Test Center – Stanfield, AZ
- • e-Powertrain Technical Affairs and Testing Center – West Sacramento, CA
- • Nissan Design America – San Diego, CA
Nissan Technical Center North America
39001 Sunrise Drive
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9200
Phone: (248) 488-4123
Fax: (248) 488-3901
President and Chief Executive Officer
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Carlos Ghosn is President and Chief Executive Officer of Nissan Motor Corporation, Ltd., a global automotive company with more than 240,000 employees and over US$110 billion in revenue. He joined Nissan as Chief Operating Officer in June 1999 and became CEO in June 2001.
Mr. Ghosn was the lead architect of the Nissan Revival Plan, which transformed the company from near-bankruptcy to profitability within two years. Under Mr. Ghosn's leadership, Nissan has had higher profit margins than many rivals and has expanded geographically - particularly to China, which is now one of Nissan's key markets by volume.
In addition to his responsibilities at Nissan, Mr. Ghosn was named CEO of Renault Group in May 2005, becoming the first person to run two global Fortune 500 companies simultaneously. In 2009, he added the title of chairman of the board.
He is also Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, one of the world’s largest automotive groups. Renault, Nissan and AVTOVAZ together sold more than 8.5 million vehicles in 2015 – more than one in 10 cars worldwide.
From June 2013 to June 2016, Mr. Ghosn served as Chairman of AVTOVAZ, Russia's largest automaker and owner of the LADA brand.
Prior to joining Nissan, Mr. Ghosn served as Executive Vice President of the Renault Group, a position he had held since December 1996. In addition to supervising Renault activities in the Mercosur, he was responsible for advanced research, vehicle engineering and development, manufacturing, powertrain operations and purchasing.
Before he joined Renault, Mr. Ghosn was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Michelin North America, where he managed Michelin's acquisition of the Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company in 1990.
Prior to that, Mr. Ghosn was the Chief Operating Officer of Michelin South America based in Brazil; head of research and development for industrial tires in Ladoux, France; and a plant manager in Le Puy, France.
Mr. Ghosn serves on the International Advisory Council of Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Strategic Council of Saint Joseph University in Beirut.
Mr. Ghosn was born in Brazil in 1954. He graduated with engineering degrees from Ecole Polytechnique in 1974 and from Ecole des Mines de Paris in 1978. He speaks fluent Portuguese, Arabic, English and French.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Renault
Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief executive officer, Nissan
President and Chief executive officer, Renault
Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief executive officer, Nissan
President and Chief executive officer, Nissan
President and Chief operating officer, Nissan
Chief operating officer, Nissan
Executive vice president, Renault. Responsible for advanced research, car engineering and development, car manufacturing, powertrain operations, purchasing and supervision of Renault activities in Mercosur.
Chairman and chief executive officer, Michelin North America.
Chief operating officer, South American operations, Michelin, Brazil
Head of R&D for industrial tires, Michelin, France
Plant manager, Le Puy Plant, Michelin, France
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