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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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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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BMW Manufacturing doubles size of BMW Scholars Program
FEB 3, 2018

 
BMW Scholars Supervisor Eugene Grant, center, gives instruction to Scholars Joel Pridmore, left, and Kendra Rollins.
 

For more than seven years, BMW Manufacturing has offered the BMW Scholars program, an apprenticeship program that educates and trains students to work in the highly-technical environment of advanced manufacturing. Today, BMW Manufacturing announced that it will expand the number of apprentices in its BMW Scholars program to 200, doubling the size of the program. With this increase, BMW will add a fourth education partner in Piedmont Technical College. 

“Technology is constantly changing in the automotive industry,” said Knudt Flor, president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing. “Now more than ever, we must invest in highly-skilled workers who can solve problems. Investing in BMW Scholars allows us to develop a pool of talented men and women who will help sustain the future of BMW.” 

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BMW Manufacturing, SC Works to host recruitment event
FEB 3, 2018

BMW Manufacturing and SC Works will host a recruitment event for equipment maintenance technicians on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., at the SC Works office at 225 S. Pleasantburg Drive in Greenville.

 To attend the recruitment event, applicants must first be registered at SCWORKS.org. SC Works will screen applicants to determine eligibility. If eligible, applicants will receive an invitation to attend the Feb. 6 event, during which they will complete a computer-based technical knowledge assessment. Results of the assessment will be provided onsite. If successful, the candidate will be scheduled to take a hands-on electrical troubleshooting proficiency test at a later date. 

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World drifting records set at BMW Greer Performance Track
JAN 9, 2018

A custom dry break fuel system capable of refueling the BMW M5 mid-drift in the same way that fighter jets can refuel mid-flight had to be developed.
 

BMW driving instructor Johan Schwartz drifted an all-new BMW M5 sedan 232.5 miles around a skid pad at the BMW Performance Center in Greer setting a new Guinness World Records title for the greatest distance vehicle drift in 8 hours.

Schwartz shattered the previous record by 143 miles. A second Guinness World Records title for the longest twin vehicle drift (water assisted) was also set on the same day.

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X5 boosts BMW December sales, YTD momentum
JAN 3, 2018

X5 boosts BMW December sales, YTD momentum

The BMW X5, manufactured in Greer, helped sales of the brand vehicles to increase 4.3 percent in December, according to the monthly figures released by BMW Group.

The end of year sales report boosted momentum of BMW sales, despite finishing down 2.4 percent.

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BMW X sales help push BMW to good November
DEC 1, 2017

BMW X sales help push BMW to good November

It was a good month for Sports Activity Vehicles, the X models, produced in Greer.

Sales of the X5 increased 17.5 percent to 5,515 vehicles, while the all-new X3 sold 3,087 vehicles in its first half-month of availability. 

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BMW recalling models for fire risk
NOV 4, 2017

BMW recalling models for fire risk

BMW is recalling about 1.4 million vehicles, under two recalls, due to an increased risk of fires occurring under the hood.

BMW recommends that the affected vehicles should be parked outside until the recall is activated on Dec. 18 and after repairs have been made.

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X5 gains is a bright spot in BMW October sales
NOV 2, 2017

X5 gains is a bright spot in BMW October sales

The Greer-produced BMW X5 was one of the positive October sales gains for BMW brand vehicles. The X5 increased 9.5 percent to 4,254 vehicles.

Overall the models – X3, X4, X5, X6 – produced in Greer showed a collective 22.5 percent decrease or 6,639 vehicles sold this year compared to 8,564 vehicles sold in 2016. Year-to-date overall sales are down -0.5 percent or 80,869 sold compared to 81,285 sold in 2016.

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Largest industrial building in Velocity Park, nearly 300,000 sq. ft. being built
OCT 2, 2017

Construction has begun on a 297,600-square-foot building in Velocity Park that will become the first of three buildings on the property on Victor Hill Road in Greer.

Construction has begun on a 297,600-square-foot building in Velocity Park that will become the first of three buildings on the property on Victor Hill Road in Greer. The property borders Greenville and Spartanburg counties and is one of the most convenient to the automobile industry serving BMW and other new industrial and manufacturing industries.

Cullum Interests, a Greer-based industrial developer led by Allen Cullum, is partnering with Childress Klein, one of the Southeast’s largest commercial and real estate firms.

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Wow! BMW produces 4 millionth vehicle here in Greer
SEP 8, 2017

Four million BMW’s have been made at the BMW Manufacturing Co., in Greer.

While GreerToday has promoted HereInGreer for years and the Greer Chamber proudly boasts its GreerMade initiative, it all adds up to one gigantic economic engine that resonates throughout the world.

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