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BMW GREER From February 2016


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BMW Charity Pro-Am tickets sales, volunteers registration set
FEB 17, 2016

These volunteers were in the transportation unit last year.
 

Tickets are on sale and registration for volunteers have been announced for the BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament May 19-22.

Daily ($10), patron ($25) and clubhouse ($50) tickets are available.

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Inland port shows slight decrease in January rail moves
FEB 17, 2016

An ice storm last month shut down much of Greer and the Inland Port.
 

The Greer Inland Port rail moves were down 4.4 percent in January, according to the South Carolina Ports Authority.

The small decline on 7,457 rail moves could easily be contributed to the port closing in late January for 36 hours due to an ice storm that shut down BMW, its suppliers and other customers. There were 367 fewer rail mails in January 2015 compared to the same time this year.

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Degen joins BMW management in Greer
FEB 17, 2016

Gerald Degen has been named the new Vice President of Logistics and Production Steering for BMW Manufacturing in Greer.
 

Gerald Degen has been named the new Vice President of Logistics and Production Steering for BMW Manufacturing in Greer. He succeeds Philip Heinrichsdorff, who has returned to Germany to direct material control/delivery assurance for BMW Group.

Degen has been with BMW Group for 18 years. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich. Degen began his career as a quality engineer in Munich and then joined the launch team to start up the Leipzig plant as Director of Final Assembly.

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BMW export value nearly $10 billion through Port of Charleston
FEB 10, 2016

BMW export value nearly $10 billion through Port of Charleston

BMW Manufacturing Co. announced today that the export value of its passenger vehicles through the Port of Charleston in 2015 totaled $9.8 billion, confirming the company’s South Carolina facility as the leading U.S. automotive exporter by value.

Greer also hosts the largest facility in BMW’s global production network.

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Students invited to apply for unique BMW, SRHS camp
FEB 8, 2016

Students invited to apply for unique BMW, SRHS camp

Thirty rising high school seniors will have the opportunity to explore manufacturing production processes and healthcare quality outcomes, to driving high-performance BMW’s.

The students will have the opportunity to apply both science and math principles using Lean and Six Sigma tools to manufacturing and healthcare situations during a two-week Academic Outreach Camp led by the University of South Carolina Upstate, BMW Manufacturing Co. of Greer and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS). The program is free.

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SC Inland Port taking bids for landscaping
FEB 7, 2016

A pre-bid conference will be held February 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM, at the BMW Site Operations Center Parking Lot, located at 1400 Highway 101, Spartanburg County, SC.

There will be a public opening of bids received at the South Carolina Inland Port Terminal, 100 International Commerce Boulevard, Greer, South Carolina, at 11:00 a.m., on March 9, 2016. Instructions for submitting a Bid are included in the specifications.

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January BMW sales down slightly versus 2015, X3 a growth leader
FEB 2, 2016

The new BMW X3, produced in Greer, helped the automaker's January car sales.
 

January sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 4.7 percent in January for a total of 18,082 compared to 18,981 vehicles sold in January, 2015.

“As expected, January suffered a bit from the strong storms that froze large parts of the country,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America.  “In spite of the obstacles, the new BMW X1 showed extraordinary growth and our 7 Series and X3 set the momentum we expect to continue in the year ahead.”

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