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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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ARTICLE ARCHIVES

$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.

 Four generations of leadership 

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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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Greer-made BMW X vehicles lead brand April sales
MAY 2, 2018

Greer-made BMW X vehicles lead brand April sales

Greer-made BMW X models X1, X3 and X5 accounted for 51 percent of April sales. BMW brand sales in April were led by BMW’s Sports Activity Vehicles up 28.9 percent in April and 6.3 percent year-to-date.

Sales of BMW Group vehicles in the U.S. increased 4.2 percent in April for a total of 27,213 vehicles (BMW and MINI brands combined), compared with 26,105 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.  Year-to-date BMW Group sales in the U.S. are up 3.3 percent from the first four months of 2017.

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Person identified who died at BMW when caught in piece of machinery
MAR 28, 2018

Person identified who died at BMW when caught in piece of machinery

One person was confirmed dead at the Greer BMW Manufacturing Co., Wednesday after reports someone had been stuck in a piece of machinery.

Bojan Sprah, 45, of Boiling Springs was identified as the person who died in the incident that occurred in the paint shop.

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BMW job fair for production and logistics positions
MAR 6, 2018

BMW job fair for production and logistics positions

BMW Manufacturing is hiring for production and logistics positions at the Greer plant.

BMW’s contract staffing partner, MAU, Inc., will be responsible for hiring these new team members.

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Greer produced X3, X5 boost February sales
MAR 1, 2018

Greer produced X3, X5 boost February sales

BMW employees have been called for overtime recently and it can be expressed in February sales of the Greer-produced X models.

Collectively, the BMW X models had a very strong month of sales led by the X3 (3,281 vehicles) and X5 (4,006). 

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BMW continues as largest U.S. auto exporter with $8.76 billion value in 2017
FEB 13, 2018

BMW X models from the Greer plant wait to be loaded for export at the Port of Charleston.
 

BMW Manufacturing exported 272,346 BMW X models from the Greer plant during 2017, the company reported Tuesday.

Nearly 87 percent of these Sports Activity Vehicles and Coupes were exported through the Port of Charleston with an export value of approximately $8.76 billion, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. That makes the Greer factory the leading U.S. automotive exporter by value.

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BMW has record January, X6 spurs Greer-produced vehicles
FEB 13, 2018

The BMW X6 was a main growth drivers in the BMW X family,
 

Following its seventh consecutive year of record sales, the world’s number one manufacturer of premium vehicles started 2018 with another record: the BMW Group has never sold so many cars in January as in this year. A total of 169,538 customers took delivery of a BMW, MINI or Rolls-Royce premium vehicle, an increase of 3.8 percent on the same month last year.

The BMW X6 (3,128 / +5.8%) was a main growth drivers in the BMW X family, as production of the new BMW X3 ramps up through the second half of the year.

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