Mitchell Nissan Celebrates Support of Technology Programs

Mitchell Nissan is happy to announce that Nissan has donated two high tech robots to the Advanced Technologies program at Alcorn State University.

The Nissan vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi presented students at Alcorn State University with a highly prized gift. Students in the Advanced Technologies program now have a pair of high-tech robots courtesy of Nissan. Mitchell Nissan of Enterprise, Alabama is glad to see that Nissan is supporting technology programs of southern universities.

Alcorn State, a university in Lorman, MS, offers a robotics and automation technology degree program. Students will use these robots to learn how to program and operate them, preparing for jobs in the manufacturing and technology industries.

“Alcorn has a rich history and is leading the way to a brighter future for its students through its Advanced Technologies program,” said Dan Bednarzyk, vice president of manufacturing for Nissan’s Canton vehicle assembly plant. “These robots will be put to good educational use as the faculty trains the engineers of tomorrow.”

The two robots – which stand five feet tall and weigh 815 pounds each – were used to weld auto bodies. They can be programmed and fitted with attachments to perform a variety of tasks. The idea for the donation was suggested by plant maintenance supervisor Jason Derryberry, a current student at Alcorn.

“I’m excited because I work with similar technology every day, so I know what these robots will mean for the Alcorn program and my fellow students,” said Derryberry.

The Nissan Canton plant is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The Altima, Armada, Xterra, Titan, Frontier and NV commercial van are all assembled in Canton. Beginning this year, they will also assemble the Sentra and there are plans to begin building the Murano in 2014.

Mitchell Nissan is proud to see Nissan continuing to support the community and technology programs of southern universities. Learn more about Nissan and Nissan’s 2013 lineup by visiting Mitchell Nissan at

About Mitchell Nissan: Mitchell Nissan is proud to be the preferred Nissan dealer of Dothan, Alabama.  We provide Nissan vehicles, award winning service, and Nissan parts to all surrounding cities including Troy, Ozark, Andalusia, Panama City and more. Our dealership carries an extensive line of new, used, and certified Nissan cars, trucks, minivans and SUVs.  Mitchell Nissan also has a Nissan Service Department that strives for 100% customer satisfaction. Our highly qualified technicians are readily available to provide maintenance and repairs on all Nissan models.

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