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Jaeger winner of rain-shortened BMW Pro-Am
MAY 21, 2017

President and CEO, BMW Manufacturing Knudt Flor (left) and Bob Nitto (right) President, BMW Charity Pro-Am, congratulate winner Stephan Jaeger.
 
 

Stephan Jaeger took home the BMW Charity Pro-Am trophy Sunday without teeing up for the fourth round. The final round was cancelled on Sunday due to heavy rain.

Jaeger, UT-Chattanooga alumni from Munich, earned $126,000 for the win. Jaeger cemented his victory on Saturday after taking possession of the 54-hole lead after two eagles.

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Jaeger takes 54-hole lead at BMW Pro-Am
MAY 20, 2017

Stephan Jaeger recorded two eagles Saturday to take sole possession of the 54-hole lead at the BMW Charity Pro-Am.
 

Stephan Jaeger poured in two eagles Saturday to take sole possession of the 54-hole lead at the BMW Charity Pro-Am with a 6-under 65 at Furman University Golf Club.

Jaeger’s 19-under 195 three-day total leads Tyler Duncan, Xinjun Zhang, and Andrew Yun by one as the 27-year-old German searches for his second career Web.com Tour victory.

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Anguiano's 62 at Furman earns one-stroke lead at BMW Pro-Am
MAY 19, 2017

Mark Anguiano fired a bogey-free 9-under 62 on Thursday at Furman University Golf Club to take a one-stroke opening-round lead over Andrew Yun, Blake Adams and Stephan Jaeger in the Web.com Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation.

Anguaino’s 62 ties the lowest 18-hole score on the Web.com Tour this season, which was previously recorded by Nate Lashley in March at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open.

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Packers' Rodgers making the rounds at BMW Pro-Am
MAY 18, 2017

Aaron Rodgers will headline the celebrities at the BMW Pro-Am beginning today,
 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers talked about playing in the BMW Charity Pro-Am at the Thornblade Club Wednesday afternoon. See celebrity rotations here.

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Celebrity rotation is set for BMW Charity Pro-Am
MAY 12, 2017

Celebrities and course rotation for the BMW Charity Pro-Am at Thornblade Club, The Preserve at Verdae and Furman University Golf Club are set.

The tournament is scheduled over three courses May 18-21 at the Furman University Golf Club, The Preserve at Verdae and Thornblade Club in Greer.

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Big X3 April sales is highlight in decreased BMW brand sales
MAY 2, 2017

The Greer produced BMW X3 had a  32.3 percent increase in April sales, to 3,204 vehicles.
 
 

The Greer produced BMW X3, with its 32.3 percent increase in April sales, to 3,204 vehicles, (2,422 in April 2016) was a highlight in a slow month of BMW brand sales.

The X3 showed a 32.8 percent increase in year-to-date sales with 16,773 vehicles compared to 2016 with 12,533 vehicles sold.

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Spin Doctors headline Concert Party, second event features variety
MAY 1, 2017

Spin Doctors headline Concert Party, second event features variety

The Spin Doctors headline the BMW Charity Pro-Am The Concert Party on Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Peace Center Amphitheater. Tickets are $250.

Music fans looking for a less expensive option can attend Thursday night’s 6-10 p.m. free Celebrity Concert on Main featuring “Back 9” in addition to the routine by Larry the Cable Guy. Also scheduled to perform May 18 are Mark Bryan and Dean Felber (Hootie and The Blowfish), Preston Pohl (The Voice), and country artists Steve Azar and Colt Ford.

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Aaron Rodgers, Chipper Jones among celebrities announced for BMW Pro-Am
APR 20, 2017

Web.com professionals will be paired with amateurs and celebrities during the BMW Pro-Am.
 
 

Past, present and future sports and entertainment champions and personalities will be on display at the BMW Charity Pro-Am in May 15-21.

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Champion XLV (2010 season), and former Atlanta Braves Chipper Jones, All-Star and World Series Champion (1995) will headline the celebrities announced Thursday for the May 15-21 tournament that pairs Web.com Tour amateurs with professionals.

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Greer's BMW plant is leading U.S. automotive exporter by value
FEB 15, 2017

BMW X models waiting for export at the Port of Charleston.
 

A record 287,700 BMW X models were exported from the BMW Manufacturing plant in Greer in 2016.

Approximately 86 percent of the sports activity vehicles and coupes were exported through the Port of Charleston with an export value of $9.53 billion, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. That makes the facility the leading U.S. automotive exporter by value.

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BMW recalling more than 230,000 vehicles to replace Takata air bag inflators
FEB 3, 2017

BMW recalling more than 230,000 vehicles to replace Takata air bag inflators

BMW is recalling more than 230,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. Thirteen automakers are among the latest recall for more than 652,000 vehicles in the U.S.

The BMW recall covers certain 3 series cars from 2000 to 2002, some 5 series cars from 2001 to 2002, and some X5 SUVs from 2001 to 2003.

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Trump singled out Mexican produced BMWs for 35 percent tariff
JAN 16, 2017

Trump singled out Mexican produced BMWs for 35 percent tariff

BMW could face tariffs of up to 35 percent for its plans to produce vehicles in Mexico, according to threats from President-elect Donald Trump.

The three German carmakers are investing greatly in Mexico but also manufacture in the United States.

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BMW lights up Zentrum; Tigers parade is Saturday
JAN 13, 2017

BMW lights up Zentrum; Tigers parade is Saturday

BMW Manufacturing celebrated Clemson University’s national championship in a special way – lighting the BMW Zentrum at night in orange and purple.

The special lighting will continue through Monday night.

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Greer plant manufactured record 411,171 BMW X models in 2016
JAN 9, 2017

BMW Manufacturing recorded its largest annual production, producing 411,171 X models during 2016 at its Greer plant.
 

BMW Manufacturing recorded its largest annual production, producing 411,171 X models during 2016 at its Greer plant.

This production record confirms the Greer plant will remain the largest plant by volume in the BMW global production network. In addition, the plant exported 287,700 vehicles last year – 70 percent of its total production.

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ARTICLE ARCHIVES

BMW Pro-Am is selected Web.com Tour's best 'Player Experience' second straight year
DEC 13, 2016

Max Homa, the 2014 BMW Charity Pro-Am winner, found the tournament a favorite for him.
 

The BMW Charity Pro-Am, conducted annually at three courses across the Upstate, was awarded with the Web.com Tour’s “Best Player Experience Award” at the PGA TOUR’s Tournament Meetings last week in Las Vegas. 

“For the second consecutive year, I am honored to present the BMW Charity Pro-Am with this wonderful award, which was voted on by the most important constituents – our players,” said Web.com Tour President Bill Calfee. “The tournament team and title sponsor BMW have always worked to present a full week of innovative initiatives and activities to make the tournament a special stop for our players and their families, and we’re pleased the players have rewarded their efforts with this honor.”  

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Magna bringing 480 jobs to $29 million seat assembly plant in Spartanburg County
DEC 6, 2016

 
Magna is building a new facility in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, to supply seats to BMW. The new plant is expected to be operational by June 2017 and could employ up to 480 people over the next four years.
 

Magna International, a BMW supplier, is adding its fourth South Carolina plant that will also bring 480 jobs in the next four years.

The new, $29 million, 230,000-square-foot facility, scheduled to open in June 2017, will be built on a 20-acre site in the Tyger River Industrial Park on Highway 290 and Anderson Mill Road.

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Trail derailment damages about 100 Greer manufactured BMWs
DEC 4, 2016

Trail derailment damages about 100 Greer manufactured BMWs

About 100 BMW cars assembled at the BMW Manufacturing facility in Greer were damaged Sunday when a Norfolk Southern train derailed in Jenkinsville in Fairfield County.

The train was about 85 miles from Greer on its way to Charleston when two locomotives derailed on Highway 215 about 3 p.m.

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Thornblade, Preserve at Verdae, Furman Golf Club are host courses for 2017 BMW Charity Pro-Am
DEC 1, 2016

Bob Nitto, president, BMW Charity Pro-Am,  was joined by Elizabeth Davis, president, Furman University to announce next year's tournament course.
 

The Thornblade Club and The Preserve at Verdae will again serve as host courses for the BMW Charity Pro-Am tournament in 2017, and The Furman University Golf Club was unveiled a new third location for the event.

“The 2017 tournament will take place May 18 -21, and will once again bring great golf, entertainment, and our focus on charitable giving to the Upstate,” said Bob Nitto, president, BMW Charity Pro.

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Greer's BMW plant changing top leadership position, Flor taking over for departing Erlacher
OCT 28, 2016

Manfred Erlacher, President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing in Greer, will assume new responsibilities as the Managing Director of BMW Plant Regensburg.
 

Manfred Erlacher, who has been President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing in Greer for three years, will assume new responsibilities as the Managing Director of BMW Plant Regensburg beginning February 2017.

Succeeding Erlacher will be Knudt Flor, currently responsible for BMW Group Corporate Quality. The handover takes place Dec. 1. 

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Inland Port rail moves continue record pace, expansion options studied
OCT 20, 2016

Inland Port rail moves continue record pace, expansion options studied

As the Greer Inland Port continues to set new rail moves records each month a decision is being made where expansion should occur and when.

Rail volume at the port increased 18.6 percent during the first quarter, with 26,216 moves handled since July, the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) announced today.

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Elvis Pressley's previously owned and restored BMW 507 is in the building - Zentrum Museum in Greer
OCT 13, 2016

The restored classic BMW 507 was once owned by the “King of Rock and Roll”, Elvis Presley. It will be at the Zentrum museum until spring 2017.
 

BMW will reopen the iconic Zentrum museum, located in Greer beside the largest BMW plant in the world, to the public on Monday.

Manfred Erlacher, President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing, and Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO of BMW of North America, celebrated the reopening by unveiling the restored classic BMW 507 once owned by the “King of Rock and Roll”, Elvis Presley. It will be at the museum until spring 2017.

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