The Draxlmaier Group has announced a 184,000-square-foot production and logistics building, upgrades to plant infrastructure and equipment, and 94 jobs created within the next five years at the greater Greer facility.
One of the world’s top automotive suppliers, located at 1751 East Main Street in Duncan, is investing more than $35 million in the project, expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2016.
BMW Manufacturing Company agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit that charged the company was liable for race discrimination in connection with its former criminal background checks policy, which allegedly disproportionately affected African-Americans, the agency announced Tuesday.
The 2013 lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, alleged that when Greer-headquartered BMW switched contractors handling the company’s logistics at its production facility in 2008, it required the new contractor to perform a criminal background screen on all existing logistics employees who reapplied to continue working in their positions at BMW, the EEOC said in a statement.
BMW Manufacturing announced Tuesday four new senior management appointments.
Included in the new management appointments is the formulation of a new management function to oversee project integration to serve the needs of the plant’s future growth.