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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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GreerMade initiative promotes locally manufactured products
FEB 5, 2016

Products made in Greer can now be certified as GreerMade in an initiative presented by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.
 
 
 

Products made in Greer can now be certified as GreerMade in an initiative presented by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce at its annual celebration Thursday night. The chamber is marketing the logo as one word.

Mark Owens, President/CEO of the Chamber, said the program is to promote and market the diversity of products made in Greer. “We’re doing a certification of origin, a registered trademark that shows the product comes from Greer,” Owens said.

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Most churches cancel services, warmer day forecast
JAN 24, 2016

Tanner Stevens and Brynn made a snowman at City Park welcoming visitors to the winter wonderland.
 

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Most churches have cancelled or curtailed services Sunday as roads in the upstate remained icy overnight from snow and ice that fell across greater Greer this weekend.

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Inland Port expansion can't come quick enough, rail moves surpass annual predictions
JAN 21, 2016

The Inland Port at Greer's expansion, planned for fiscal 2017, would grow the facility to 70 of the total site’s 100 acres. The site presently uses 38 acres.
 
 
 

The Greer Inland Port more than doubled the facility’s December volume in rail moves, the South Carolina Ports Authority reported at Wednesday’s board meeting in Charleston.

The Inland Port handled 7,824 moves in December. Rail volumes grew 76.5 percent during its second full calendar year of operation, with 75,111 total rail moves completed in 2015.

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Greer's annual BMW production is largest in the world
JAN 11, 2016

The production of 400,904 X-models at Greer's BMW Manufacturing facility in 2015 makes it the brand’s largest annual production facility in the world, company officials announced Monday.
 
 

BMW Manufacturing Co. in Greer is officially the brand’s largest annual production facility in the world, company officials announced Monday.

Greer recorded BMW’s largest annual production in 2015 when 400,904 X-models rolled off the line.

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Inland Port rail moves far ahead of last year
DEC 16, 2015

A rail car gets double stacked at the Inland Port.
 

Rail moves at the Greer Inland Port is 58.2 percent ahead of the same period last year, the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) announced.

The SCPA reported 6,076 rail moves in November at the inland port, totally 34,307 rail moves handled. Fiscal year to date, the facility has handled 34,307 rail moves, an increase of 58.2 percent compared to the same period last year.

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Clayton: Net manufacturing losses turned to net gains and regional identity
OCT 25, 2015

John Clayton is a columnist and reporter for GreerToday.com.
 
 

Somewhere beyond all the impressive numbers contained in the economic impact study on the S.C. Ports Authority is one subtle truth: We, as South Carolinians, have reinvented ourselves and are no longer at the behest of King Cotton and international trade deals.

“We saw a major decline in textiles throughout the nineties and really because of that a decrease in manufacturing through 2007, even though automotives were coming on with the arrival of BMW in 1994,” University of South Carolina Moore School of Business  Professor Joseph Von Nessen said. “Now, we’re beginning to see gains since 2010 as the automotive cluster and as more advanced manufacturing industries have begun taking off.”

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Expansion is on the horizon for busy Greer Inland Port
OCT 21, 2015

Jim Newsome, S.C. Ports Authority President and CEO, said expansion at the Greer Inland Port will be included in the next fiscal year budget.
 

DUNCAN – S.C. Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome expects the next five years to include much investment and development for the organization, including imminent expansion to Greer’s Inland Port facility.

“I predict that we’ll have to add to that physical footprint in the next fiscal year,” Newsome said Wednesday after a SCPA meeting and announcement of details from an economic-impact study produced by the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business.

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Spire is open to CNG vehicles
OCT 5, 2015

The Spire compressed natural gas site, at Hwy. 101 and 85 Freeman Farm Road, is a fast fill station for vehicles.
 

Spire, a compressed natural gas (CNG) fill station for trucks and other vehicles, has opened at Hwy. 101 South and 85 Freeman Farm Road.

The Greer CNG station is one of the five largest in the nation, a Spire official said.

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$1 billion. Greer retail sales growing at a 22 percent annual clip
OCT 5, 2015

The vacancy rate in downtown Greer has fallen from 30 percent to 15 percent.
 

$1 billion.

“Don’t you love it when a plan comes together,” City Administrator Ed Driggers gushed.

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$100 million expansion ahead for Mitsubishi Polyester Film
SEP 28, 2015

The 50th anniversary of Mitsubishi Polyester Film had corporate officials visiting from the Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc., the parent company in Japan.
 

Greer received another economic jolt of optimism today as Mitsubishi Polyester Film (MTF), Inc., announced it is investing $100 million in the expansion of one of the world’s largest suppliers of polyester film.

The announcement coincides with the 51st anniversary of the plant in Greer. MTF officials at the 50th anniversary celebration last year (Sept. 25) hinted the expansion announcement would be announced this month.

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Military convoy, more than 100 vehicles, headed to Greer
SEP 22, 2015

Military convoy, more than 100 vehicles, headed to Greer
The Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA) will pass through Greer on Poinsett St. Wednesday afternoon, at approximately 2 p.m., with a parade of more than 100 military vehicles as the group celebrates the 95th anniversary of the U.S. Army’s cross country trip on the Bankhead Highway.

The vehicles are following the same route as the original 1920 Transcontinental Motor Convoy route.

The MVPA 2015 Bankhead Convoy left Washington, D.C., last Saturday and is expected to arrive in San Diego, Calif. on Oct. 17.

 

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Largest spec warehouse project to be at Velocity Park
AUG 8, 2015

The largest speculative warehouse, 240,020-square-feet, ever built in Greer is breaking ground at Velocity Park with a January 2016 completion date.
 

What will be the largest speculative industrial facility ever built in Greer is breaking ground at Velocity Park.

Beacon Partners and Cullum Interests are partnering on a 240,020-square-foot venture at 545 Brookshire Road with a completion date set for January 2016.

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Inland Port helped lure plastics pets product company to upstate
JUL 30, 2015

Moderna Plastics makes plastic protected cat litter boxes.

The lure of the Greer Inland Port has another company investing in the upstate because of the proximity to intermodal infrastructure.

Moderna Products, a family-owned company headquartered in Izegem, Belgium, will locate in an existing 116,000-square-foot building in Gaffney. Modern specializes in creating, producing and distributing plastic products for pets such as litter boxes, food bowls and “traveling solutions for both dogs and cats, as well as other small animals.”

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Inland Port surpasses volume projections 5 years ahead of schedule
JUL 15, 2015

The inland port’s first full fiscal year of operations concluded with 58,407 rail moves, surpassing initial annual volumes projected five years into the terminal operations.
 

The Greer Inland Port surpassed initial annual volumes projected five years into the terminal operations.

The South Carolina Port’s Authority’s 2015 fiscal year showed the inland port’s first full fiscal year of operations concluded with 58,407 rail moves. The monthly volumes peaked in June, with 6,736 rail moves handled during the month. The inland port opened in October 2013.

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Greer paces BMW to second straight record sales month
JUL 1, 2015

Greer is on the cusp of becoming the largest BMW manufacturing plant in the world when its present expansion is completed by 2016 and plans to make 450,000 vehicles a year.
 

Greer-manufactured BMWs continue to propel the company’s brand to its second consecutive record month in June.

Sales for Greer-produced BMW X5 SAVs increased 89 percent in June compared to one year ago to help BMW brand vehicles to a second consecutive record month. The X6, although on a smaller scale, tripled its sales last month to 1,448 compared to 567 in 2014 for a 155 percent increase.

BMW brand sales increased 6.5 percent in June for a total of 32,176 vehicles compared to 30,201 sold in June 2014.

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Inland port surpasses record rail moves in May, more expected in FY2016
JUN 19, 2015

The facility has handled 51,671-rail moves fiscal year to date, already surpassing initial volume projections for five years of terminal operations.
 

The Greer Inland Port set record volumes in May, with 5,845 rail moves.

The facility has handled 51,671-rail moves fiscal year to date, already surpassing initial volume projections for five years of terminal operations.

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Russia will assemble BMW X4s from Greer-produced kits
JUN 3, 2015

The BMW X4 at the New York Auto Show.
 

Russia will assemble the Greer-manufactured X4s, BMW confirmed.

BMW Manufacturing will ship parts from the Greer production facility to Russia where the kits will be completed at Russia’s Kaliningrad plant.

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Site prep underway for 3rd body shop on Greer's BMW campus
MAY 26, 2015

Site preparation is underway for a 675,000-square-foot body shop, part of BMW's $1 billion expansion, off of Brockman McClimon Road.
 
 

Site preparation is underway for a 675,000-square-foot body shop, the third on Greer’s BMW Manufacturing Co. campus, off of Brockman McClimon Road. The new road has been completed and suppliers are already making deliveries using that entrance.

“The body shop is part of BMW’s $1 billion expansion,” Steve Wilson, spokesman for BMW Manufacturing, said. “We’ve just completed our second paint shop.”

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Inland port handles highest ever monthly rail moves
MAY 20, 2015

Fiscal year to date, the Inland Port has handled 45,826 rail moves.
 

The Greer Inland Port handled its highest ever monthly rail moves, with 5,513 moves completed in April, according to the S.C. Ports Authority at its board meeting today.

Fiscal year to date, the Inland Port has handled 45,826 rail moves.

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