Workers at the Nissan assembly plant in Smyrna check the finish of vehicles during the painting process at the new energy-efficient paint facility, which is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge. / Sanford Myers / The Tennessean
Photo by The Tennessean /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Saturday, April 20th, 2013
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SMYRNA — Nissan's new energy-efficient paint plant, attached to its vehicle assembly facility here, cost the automaker $200 million and will reduce energy use by 30 percent compared with the 30-year-old paint shop it replaced.