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Largest spec warehouse built in Greer is on the market
MAY 20, 2016

Beacon Partners and Cullum Interests partnered on the 240,101-square-foot venture at 545 Brookshire Road in Velocity Park.
 
 

The largest spec warehouse built in Greer is completed and being leased.

Beacon Partners and Cullum Interests partnered on the 240,101-square-foot venture at 545 Brookshire Road in Velocity Park.

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Michelin's accessibility to Greer Inland Port spurred expansion decision
MAY 19, 2016

The Greer Inland Port handled 8,182 rail moves in April. Fiscal year-to-date moves are 54 percent higher than the same period last year.
 

The Greer Inland Port handled 8,182 rail moves in April with a lot more on the horizon.

Michelin North America’s announced $300 million tire distribution plant creating 350 jobs was directly related to its accessibility to the Inland Port, according to David Britt of Spartanburg County Council.

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3.5 millionth Greer made BMW headed to China
MAY 19, 2016

The 3.5 millionth BMW produced in Greer, a BMW X4 xDrive20i, is driven off the assembly line and headed to China.
 

The next Greer manufactured BMW milestone will be the four millionth produced.

The 3.5 millionth BMW made in Greer is a Mineral White Metallic BMW X4 xDrive20i and is powered by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine and equipped with Mocha Nevada Leather interior. 

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Boxcars return to downtown Greer
MAY 5, 2016

Recognizable landmarks that are a part of Greer are painted on this boxcar produced by the Greer High School art department at the Chamber of Commerce.
 

The boxcars have rolled back into downtown Greer.

The City of Greer’s commitment to enhance downtown Greer and build on its art culture is ongoing. 

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2 more Inland Port cranes get names
APR 21, 2016

Abigail Stefanacci, fifth grader at Chandler Creek Elementary School, submitted Carolina Crane.
 

The bigger the Greer Inland Port grows the more names are needed for the extra cranes used to move containers.

Two more cranes names winners were recognized by South Carolina Port Authority president and CEO Jim Newsome Wednesday.

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Dillon being studied for second inland port
APR 20, 2016

The South Carolina Ports Authority announced plans to pursue a second inland port facility, driven by the success of Inland Port Greer and demand for enhanced efficiency of international container movements between the Port of Charleston and growing markets in South Carolina and North Carolina. 

"While our discussions are preliminary, the success of Inland Port Greer demonstrates the market demand for additional intermodal hubs to support growing volumes of cargo moving to and from Charleston by rail," SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome said. The announcement was made the inland port.

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City, CPW employees commended for convincing China firm's move to Greer
APR 6, 2016

The ceremonial groundbreaking was conducted with Minghua, BMW, Greer, Spartanburg County and state officials Tuesday.
 
 

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Watching a traditional Chinese groundbreaking ceremony for a major manufacturing auto parts supplier in Greer was unique.

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Jiangnan, Mold Plastic Technology Corp., China auto parts manufacturer chooses Greer
APR 4, 2016

Jiangnan, Mold Plastic Technology Corp., China auto parts manufacturer chooses Greer

The first China automobile parts plant is coming to Greer.

Jiangnan Mold Plastic Technology Corp. will make its formal announcement at its Greer site at 1000 Robinson Road on Tuesday.

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Inland Port sets record monthly rail moves
MAR 17, 2016

The Greer Inland Port is on pace to handle almost 100,000 rail moves in fiscal year 2015-2016. 
 

The Greer Inland Port handled more rail moves in February than any other month since it opened in October 2013.

The port handled 8,623 rail moves in February. Fiscal year-to-date rail moves have increased nearly 66 percent, with 58,211 moves since July.

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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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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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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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ARTICLE ARCHIVES

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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