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Nissan plant idled by lack of parts

CANTON — Nissan is shutting down assembly plant production in Canton as well as Smyrna, Tenn., for three days due to a problem getting an electronic part.

The shutdown today, tomorrow and Monday at the plants will idle about 3,500 workers in Smyrna and about 3,300 workers in Canton.

Nissan spokesman Steve Parrett said employees are compensated for days they work. He said some employees could take vacation time during the shutdown.

Parrett said there is a “short-term delay” in getting engine control modules made by Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

He said the problem is stopping production through Friday in Japan.

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