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5 millionth BMW rolls off the line at Greer plant
JUN 11, 2020

The 5 millionth BMW produced at the Greer plant is a Toronto Red Metallic BMW X5 M Competition equipped with a 617-horsepower M TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine, Silverstone Full Merino Leather interior and 21/22-inch M Star-spoke bi-color wheels.
 

BMW Manufacturing has produced the five millionth BMW built Greer.

The historic vehicle is a Toronto Red Metallic BMW X5 M Competition equipped with a 617-horsepower M TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine, Silverstone Full Merino Leather interior and 21/22-inch M Star-spoke bi-color wheels. It came off the line on June 4. BMW Manufacturing resumed production May 4 after shutting down due to COVID-19 interfering with the plant and its supply chain of parts facing work interruptions.

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BMW resumes production in Greer May 4
APR 30, 2020

BMW announced it will carefully ramp up production at its Greer plant and continue to monitor the supply chain and customer demand around the world.

BMW Manufacturing will resume production in Greer on Monday, May 4. BMW announced it will carefully ramp up production  and continue to monitor the supply chain and customer demand around the world.

BMW implemented a variety of deep cleaning and safety measures it reported. It included disinfecting equipment in all technologies, sanitizing workstations, remodeling layouts to enhance social distancing, and completing preventive maintenance on equipment.

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BMW Pro-Am canceled this year
APR 17, 2020

The BMW Charity Pro-Am has been canceled due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis.

Thornblade Club in Greer is the host club for the June 4-7 tournament. Cliffs Valley was a second course with a third that was unnamed.

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BMW, Michelin announce production shutdowns
MAR 20, 2020

BMW, Michelin announce production shutdowns

Two of the Upstate’s largest employers will temporarily cease production.

BMW Manufacturing and Michelin North America announced they are shutting down all or part of their production operations. Both of the shutdowns were in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BMW enjoys another record production year; S.C. plant produced 411,620 units in 2019
JAN 23, 2020

BMW enjoys another record production year; S.C. plant produced 411,620 units in 2019

During its 25th year of production, BMW Manufacturing set a new production record with a total of 411,620 X models produced in 2019, topping the previous record of 449 units (411,171 in 2016. This confirms the South Carolina plant will remain the largest plant by volume in the BMW Group’s global production network. 2019 marked the third time BMW Plant Spartanburg has topped the 400,000 mark.

 Since 2017, the Spartanburg plant has launched five BMWX models, four Xmodels and two electrified vehicles.

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ARTICLE ARCHIVES

Thornblade's Smith honored as Tour Volunteer of the Year
NOV 22, 2019

Nancy Smith was honored as the Volunteer of the Year by the The Korn Ferry Tour (formerly Web.com) Wednesday.
 

Nancy Smith was honored as the Volunteer of the Year by the The Korn Ferry Tour (formerly Web.com) Wednesday. Smith is the Thornblade Club volunteer course chair.

Smith and four tournaments on The Korn Ferry Tour were honored at the PGA TOUR’s annual tournament meetings on at TPC Sawgrass at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

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BMW celebrates 25 years, 4.5 million vehicles and counting
OCT 1, 2019

Twenty-five years since the first BMW rolled off the line, the plant employs more than 11,000 people who build 1,500 BMWs daily.
 

It all started in June 1992 when BMW Chairman Eberhard von Kuenheim announced the company would build its first full production factory outside of Germany. BMW chose Spartanburg as the location because of the deep water port of Charleston, its advanced technical college system and the state’s strong work ethic.

Only two years later – September 1994 – the first BMW built in the United States rolled off the assembly line in Greer as hundreds of proud associates cheered.

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Gibson wins BMW Pro-Am, earns PGA TOUR card
JUN 9, 2019

Rhein Gibson is the BMW Charity Pro-Am tournament champion, earning $126,000 for the win and securing his 2019-2020 PGA TOUR card.
 

• Final scores

Rhein Gibson from Edmond, Okla., is the BMW Charity Pro-Am tournament champion, earning $126,000 for the win. Gibson finished the tournament 21-under-par 193.

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Miller has stroke lead after BMW Pro-Am suspended third round
JUN 8, 2019

Michael Miller will carry a one-stroke lead into Sunday to begin his third and final round of the BMW Charity Pro-Am.
 

Saturday scores

• Sunday’s tee times

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Ventura leads BMW Pro-Am, weather suspends 2nd round
JUN 7, 2019

Norwegian Kristoffer Ventura birdied five of his final six holes at The Cliffs Valley to take a one-stroke lead during a rain-shortened second round at the BMW Charity Pro-Am.
 

• Friday scores

• Saturday tee times

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Covello, Martin, Harmon share BMW Pro-Am lead
JUN 7, 2019

Brett Farve, former NFL quarterback, was a big draw playing at Thornblade Club Thursday.
 

• First round scores 

• Friday's tee times

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BMW Charity Pro-Am begins today at Thornblade, Cliffs Valley
JUN 6, 2019

The BMW Charity Pro-Am begins today at host Thornblade Club in Greer and Cliffs Valley in Travelers Rest.

This year will mark the 27th of the BMW Pro-Am and the 12th year that Thornblade Club will serve as the host course.

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$25 million grant awarded Inland Port expansion, Norfolk Southern
DEC 11, 2018

Inland Port Greer and Norfolk Southern awarded $25 million grant for expansion.
 

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced a $25 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant to support the expansion at South Carolina Ports Authority’s (SCPA) Inland Port Greer, and the extension of Norfolk Southern’s Carlisle Passing Siding.

“We are very appreciative for the support of our Congressional delegation, S.C. Governor Henry McMaster, Secretary Chao, and the USDOT,” said Bill Stern, SCPA Board Chairman. “This is a strong, collaborative partnership by public and private entities, something the Trump Administration has put an emphasis on. We are proud to partner with these entities to better improve our infrastructure in South Carolina. While this project may be in the Upstate, it will serve the entire Southeast region for years to come.”

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X7 production at Greer plant adds 5th X model to lineup
DEC 4, 2018

X7 production at Greer plant adds 5th X model to lineup

Series production for the all-new BMW X7 Sports Activity Vehicle has started at the BMW plant in Greer.

The BMW X7 will be built alongside the BMW X5 and X6 on the same assembly line.

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Britt to appear before Senate to speak on tariff impact on BMW, suppliers
SEP 25, 2018

David Britt will appear before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday to speak against tariffs.
 
 

David Britt will appear before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday to speak against tariffs.

Britt, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee for the Spartanburg County Council, will illustrate how BMW’s decision to build its first plant outside Germany and in Greer, connecting Greenville and Spartanburg counties, has pumped $9 billion into the upstate and saved a region decimated by the decline of the textile industry.

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BMW Plant in Greer making final preparations for production of all-new BMW X5
JUL 6, 2018

BMW Plant in Greer making final preparations for production of all-new BMW X5

As Americans enjoy the holiday week and prepare for their summer adventures, preparations of a different kind are nearing completion at the BMW plant in Greer. The final phases of gearing up for production of the all-new BMW X5, which begins later this summer.

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Additional international cargo flights stake claim to skying business at GSP
JUN 25, 2018

Senator International has increased its flights to GSP and is now flying roundtrip from Greer to Mexico to deliver more logistics.
 

Evidently the sky isn’t the limit for the ultra-modern, fast-paced passenger and cargo service at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

Last week’s news of Frontier Airlines adding four non-stop cities – Las Vegas, Denver, Orlando, Tampa – to GSP is already old news compared to Monday’s announcement that Senator International and GSP are increasing cargo flights to 8-10 per week. That’s an additional roundtrip flight between GSP and Querétaro Intercontinental Airport (QRO).

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Upstate feels like a second home to O'Hurley
MAY 19, 2018

John O'Hurley putts as his wife, Lisa, watches in the background Saturday at Thornblade Club.
 

The inaugural BMW Pro-Am Celebrity Softball game played Tuesday night at Fluor Field almost cost the golf tournament one of its most ardent participants.

John O’Hurley, known for the role of J. Peterman on the sitcom “Seinfeld”, tore his hamstring during the game. “I took a wide turn coming around third and popped a hamstring,” O’Hurley said Friday after his round at Thornblade Club.

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BMW Pro-Am gets 5-year extension, new dates
MAY 17, 2018

BMW Pro-Am gets 5-year extension, new dates

BMW Charity Pro-Am tournament officials and the PGA Tour announced a five-year contract extension on the eve of Thursday’s first round.

• The 2019 tournament will be moved to June 3-9.

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Celebrity rotation set for BMW Pro-Am
MAY 12, 2018

Aaron Rodgers. of the Green Bay Packers, will return to play in next week's BMW Pro-Am golf tournament
 

Aaron Rodgers, of the Green Bay Packers, acclaimed actor Don Cheadle and Golf Channel’s Morning Drive co-host Paige Mackenzie are among over 30 celebrities who will tee off next week at the BMW Charity Pro-Am at Thornblade Club, Furman University Golf Club and The Cliffs Valley.

The course rotations for the celebrities were announced Saturday.

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