Project Description

Doster reaches all project milestones for Nissan North America’s frame assembly building project in Smyrna, Tennessee.

The 250,000 square foot, freestanding conventional steel building is used by Tower Automotive, a company that welds and assembles truck frames for Nissan.

A fast-tracked project, the Owner required joint occupancy within 5½ months of Doster’s mobilization date. Cold weather and rain challenged the schedule of the project. As a way to maximize production, Doster opted to install the concrete floor slabs at night, thus allowing other trades access to the building during the day.

As construction completion approached, the Owner asked for $2 million in scope additions to the project without time extensions granted. The project team met and ultimately reached all project milestones.


Nissan North America, Inc.


Albert Kahn & Associates, Inc.


Smyrna, Tennessee


ABC Excellence in Construction Award