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WEDNESDAY: Deputy Secretary Poneman to Speak at Nissan Advanced Battery Manufacturing Facility Groundbreaking in Smyrna, TN

May 25, 2010 - 12:00am

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May 25, 2010

WEDNESDAY: Deputy Secretary Poneman to Speak at Nissan Advanced Battery Manufacturing Facility Groundbreaking in Smyrna, TN

Smyrna, TN - On Wednesday, May 26, 2010, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman will speak at the groundbreaking ceremony for Nissan North America's advanced battery manufacturing facility in Smyrna, Tennessee.

In January, the Department of Energy closed its $1.4 billion loan agreement with Nissan North America, Inc. to retool their Smyrna, Tennessee factory to build advanced electric automobiles and an advanced battery manufacturing facility. The two projects are expected to create up to 1,300 American jobs.  The details of the event are:

WHAT:
Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman to speak at the groundbreaking ceremony for Nissan North America's advanced battery manufacturing facility in Smyrna, Tennessee.

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
8:30 - 9:30 AM CT: Groundbreaking Ceremony
9:30 - 10:10 AM CT: Media Interviews
10:10 - 10:40 AM CT: Battery Showcase

WHERE:
Nissan Smyrna Assembly Plant
Enon Springs Road East
Smyrna, TN  37167

Gate #9

For more information, please contact:
Darryll Harrison, Nissan North America, 615-585-9265

Steve Parrett, Nissan North America, 615-306-9599

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