Canton, Mississippi – Nissan North America’s facility in Canton, Mississippi is the first vehicle assembly plant to receive the coveted 2009 Energy Star from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is the fourth consecutive year the Canton plant has received this distinguishing mark of energy performance that places the facility among the top 25 per cent of auto assembly plants in the United States.

“It means something special when your company is connected with Energy Star,” said Dan Bednarzyk, vice president, Manufacturing-Canton. “That’s why we’re always proud to receive this award and will continually strive to look for new and beneficial ways to protect the environment and improve energy efficiency.” 

Energy Star was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency.

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