• Generator malfunction untimely
• 3 loaded firearms confiscated
• GSP to meet with FAA
• Airport police get high marks
Dave Edwards, executive director at GSP, will meet with Federation Aviation Administrative tower and facilities officials this week to review Friday night’s protocol and a generator malfunction that caused the airport to shut down its runway for nearly three hours.
Low visibility and fog was blamed for the FAA protocol that called for Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport to switch to generator power. The outage (Approach Light Engine Generator) reportedly occurred at 10:45 p.m. and it went back online at 1:40 a.m., according to airport officials.
The businesses thanked the first responders, the first responders thanked the businesses and everybody thanked the families, spouses and acquaintances of the fire, police and emergency medical services on Thursday night.
The third annual Greer Public Safety Appreciation Dinner on Thursday was an occasion for the business community to celebrate and say “Thank you” to first responders.
A new study just released by the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, reports that the BMW Group has a $16.6 billion annual impact on the state economy. Its presence in South Carolina supports more than 30,000 jobs throughout the state.
The study found that for every job created at the Greer plant, an additional three jobs are created elsewhere in South Carolina through the economic multiplier effect.
Three loaded firearms were discovered in carry-on bags March 17-24, at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported.
• At approximately 9:32 a.m. March 17, a loaded .38 was discovered in a passenger’s carry-on bag.
BMW officials are expected to announce substantially increased vehicle production and possibly another expansion at the Greer manufacturing plant next week. The expansion would include hundreds of more jobs.
Greer’s Inland Port could also benefit from the increased Norfolk Southern rail traffic and the BMW warehouse adjacent to the port could also be affected by the announcement.
Two upstate microbreweries, Thomas Creek and RJ Rockers, which have licensing agreements with MSE Branded Foods of Gainesville, Ga., are tentatively scheduled to have restaurant namesakes open May 10 at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.
Hudson News is also expanding its retail outlet and enhancing its inventory with products from the upstate. Flatwood Grill, named for the area of land BMW Manufacturing purchased for its only North American plant, will offer a menu of breakfast and traditional American fare.