Nissan North America-Canton, Mississippi Assembly Plant

Nestled in Canton a community of Jackson, the new Nissan Assembly Plant (2003) is approximately One million square-feet under roof. Nissan contracted Nashville-based engineering firm Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon to design it Process Support System or “Tool Railing”.  Don Hardin Group was then retained by BWSC to oversee the on-site construction and installation of the structural component of Tool Rail for the entire plant.  The Tool Rail system ergonomically delivers task lighting, pneumatics, oil and air as well as load-assist equipment to the production line for its vehicles.   Upon completion we were asked to assist Nissan directly with other responsibilities.

Nissan North America/Tower Industries -Smyrna, Tennessee Frame-Assembly Plant

Nissan North America wanted keep production in stride with its growing demand for the Altima vehicle line.  Having frames built on sight versus shipping from its suppliers’ location seemed to be viable for Nissan.  In 2004 Don Hardin Group was retained by NNA to manage the construction of the new 250,000 square-foot Tower Industries facility for its cars and small truck frames.

Quanta Manufacturing Nashville Facility Retrofit

Taiwan-based Quanta Manufacturing chose Middle Tennessee as its main facility in the United States. Quanta also chose Don Hardin Group as their Owner’s Representative and Project Manager to convert a leased warehouse into a production facility suitable for assembling servers and computers for their national and international OEM markets.

Nissan North America Electric Vehicle Battery Plant

Nissan North American completed its investment in producing the world’s first affordable mass produced zero emission car by construction of its EV (electric vehicle) Battery Plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. Nissan’s contractor of choice, Yates Construction Company hired Don Hardin Group to coordinate building envelope enclosures and production room enclosures for the plant. The facility will have an annual capacity of 200,000 batteries.