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BMW begins production of XM as banner year ends
DEC 2, 2022

Series production for the first-ever BMW XM has started at BMW Manufacturing in Greer.
 

Series production for the first-ever BMW XM has started at BMW Manufacturing in Greer.

The BMW XM will be built alongside the BMW X5, BMW X6, and BMW X7 on the same assembly line.

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BMW opens Vehicle Accessories Center in Greer
NOV 15, 2022

BMW of North America announced Monday the official opening of a new Vehicle Accessories Center in Greer.
 

BMW of North America announced Monday the official opening of a new Vehicle Accessories Center in Greer, which will enable the company to “factory install” a range of vehicle accessories on the BMW Sports Activity Vehicles built nearby before the vehicles being delivered to dealers.

The 60,000-square-foot facility represents an investment of nearly $25 million and creates about 60 new jobs.

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BMW's announcement is electric! Investing $1.7 billion
OCT 20, 2022

The BMW campus in Greer gets $1 billion investment to produce electrical vehicles.
 
 

BMW announced a gigantic new investment in the Upstate Wednesday that will anchor it as an electric vehicle sector in the United States.

Oliver Zipse, BMW Group Chairman of the Board of Management, announced a $1.7 billion investment in its U.S. operations, including $1 billion to prepare for the production of electric vehicles at the company’s manufacturing facility in Greer, and about $700 million to build a new high-voltage battery assembly facility in Woodruff. Both locations are in Spartanburg County. 

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Metcalf appointed SCDOT Commission
MAY 21, 2022

Max Metcalf has been appointed to the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission representing the 4th Congressional District.
 

Max Metcalf, Manager of Government and Community Relations at BMW Manufacturing, has been appointed to the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission representing the 4th Congressional District.

Metcalf is a 1986 graduate of Clemson University where he received a Bachelor’s in Arts degree in Economics.

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BMW expanding: $200 million press shop and 200 jobs
MAR 2, 2022

BMW is expanding its Greer operations with the construction of a new 219,000-square-foot press shop. The $200 million investment will create 200 new jobs.
 

BMW announced Wednesday that the company is expanding its Greer and Spartanburg County operations with the construction of a new press shop. The $200 million investment will create 200 new jobs.

The 219,000-square-foot press shop – located on the BMW Greer campus – will take raw coils of steel, cut them into blanks and stamp sheet metal parts for future BMW models. These components include hang-on parts such as the vehicles’ four doors, fenders, exterior body sides and lift gate.

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Volunteer registration open for June BMW Pro-Am
JAN 7, 2022

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD SYNNEX has opened volunteer registration for the 2022 tournament, which will take place June 6-12 at Thornblade Club and The Carolina Country Club.

Volunteer positions range from admissions and clubhouse committees to carts and shuttle, caddie, and on-course services. Due to the support of the tournament’s Official Volunteer Sponsor, Pelham Medical Center, registered volunteers will receive daily complimentary food and beverages, patron credentials and official tournament swag.

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Thornblade, Carolina CC courses for 2022 BMW Pro-Am
DEC 7, 2021

Thornblade Club in Greer is a Tom Fazio design and considered one of the premier golfing experiences in the Upstate.
 
 

The 2022 BMW Charity Pro-Am will be played June 9-12 at Thornblade Club in Greer and Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg.

The tournament, part of the Korn Ferry Tour, formally begins June 6 with a series of community events and practice rounds before official play begins June 9.

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BMW Concept XM at Zentrum for public viewing
DEC 6, 2021

The BMW Concept XM will be displayed at the BMW Zentrum Wednesday through Monday (Dec.13).
 

The BMW Concept XM, unveiled at Art Basel 2021 in Miami Beach, will be displayed at the BMW Zentrum museum from Tuesday through Monday (Dec. 13). The series-production model – the BMW XM  – will begin production in late 2022 at BMW Group Plant Spartanburg located in Greer.

The Zentrum hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

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BMW expands logistics with new $100 million facility
NOV 18, 2021

BMW Manufacturing in Greer is investing about $100 million for a new one million square foot logistics center across I-85 and its production plant.
 
 
 

BMW Manufacturing announced Thursday that it will expand its Greer logistics operations to a new building being developed across Interstate 85 from the plant. The facility, located off Freeman Farm Road, is being constructed by Becknell Industrial.

Total investment in the project is approximately $100 million. When completed, the new logistics center will be nearly one million square feet in size with an opportunity for future expansion.

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Engelhorn is new president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing
SEP 2, 2021

Dr. Robert Engelhorn is the new president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing in Greer.
 

Dr. Robert Engelhorn is the new president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing in Greer. In a private handover ceremony at the BMW Zentrum on Wednesday, Engelhorn took over the plant leadership from Knudt Flor, who has retired from the company.

“Plant Spartanburg has been a critical part of BMW’s global production network for decades, and the plant’s impact is far reaching,” said Engelhorn. “Their performance – both in quality and production – is impressive, and I am excited to lead this extraordinary team.”

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Pereira's comeback win at BMW Charity Pro-Am, earns spot on PGA TOUR
JUN 13, 2021

Mito Pereira won the BMW Charity Pro-Am Sunday at Thornblade Club.
 

• Final scores

Mito Pereira made history on Sunday as he became the 12th player in the Korn Ferry Tour’s 32-year history to earn the Three-Victory Promotion to the PGA TOUR. Pereira carded a final-round 64 to come from three strokes back and earn his third victory of the season at the BMW Charity Pro-Am, including two in the last two weeks.

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David Wells aces final hole of celebrity team Pro-Am
JUN 13, 2021

Former Major League Baseball all-star pitcher David Wells aced Thornblade Club's par-3 No. 9 Saturday.
 

Former Major League Baseball all-star pitcher David Wells is binging on aces.

Wells aced Thornblade Club’s par-3 ninth hole, the final hole Saturday, to team with professional Evan Harmeling and won the BMW Charity Pro-Am low handicap celebrity division with -26 under par.

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Lower has 3-stroke lead at BMW Charity Pro-Am
JUN 12, 2021

Justin Lower is looking for his first Korn Ferry Tour victory.
 

• Scores
• Sunday Tee Times 

Justin Lower’s strong play continued Saturday at the BMW Charity Pro-Am to maintain his 36-hole lead through the third round at 23-under entering Sunday’s final round at Thornblade Club.  Lower leads Mito Pereira by three strokes entering the final round.

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Lower leads after suspended 2nd round BMW Charity Pro-AM
JUN 11, 2021

Justin Lower followed up a first-round 64 at The Cliffs Valley course with a second-round 63 at the Thornblade Club Friday  to take a one-stroke lead at 16-under at the BMW Charity Pro-Am as play was suspended due to inclement weather. The second round will resume at 7:15 a.m. Saturday on both courses with the third round to follow after the conclusion of the second round.

“I think this is my fifth year here, so it’s about time I figured it out,” Lower said with a laugh of his past history at the tournament. “I’ve been playing well all year and just haven’t gotten the putter going. I started to get it going over the last month or so a little more and it’s starting to really show now.”

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Miller's 62 earns stroke lead at BMW Pro-Am first round
JUN 11, 2021

Michael Miller carded an opening-round 9-under 62 at the Thornblade Club to claim a one-stroke lead at the BMW Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament at Thornblade Club in Greer Thursday.
 

• Leaderboard

• Friday tee times

Michael Miller had to wait two years to return to the site of his career-best finish. After a runner-up in 2019 at the BMW Charity Pro-Am and a tournament cancellation in 2020, Miller carded an opening-round 9-under 62 at the Thornblade Club to claim a one-stroke lead over Justin Lower, Vince India and Lee Hodges.

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BMW Charity Pro-Am begins Thursday
JUN 9, 2021

Tee Times
Following a week in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Korn Ferry Tour heads to one of its longest-running stops: the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation. This week is a one-of-a-kind event on the Korn Ferry Tour, which features celebrities and amateurs playing alongside professionals and is televised on Golf Channel.

This year’s tournament is headlined by 20 of the top 25 in the 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour points standings, as well as celebrities Canelo Alvarez, Anthony Anderson, Cedric the Entertainer, Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey Jr., Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Peña, and David Wells.

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Greer Inland Port has record February
MAR 11, 2021

Inland Port Greer had a record February with – 14,418 rail moves, up nearly 5% year-over-year.
 

South Carolina Ports anticipate a continued rebound in fiscal year 2021 and noted strength with inland ports and vehicles in February.

Inland Port Greer had a record February with strong cargo volumes – 14,418 rail moves, up nearly 5% year-over-year. Greer has handled 102,772 rail moves thus far in fiscal year 2021, up nearly 3% year-over-year.

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BMW Pro-Am charities raise $118,00, 2021 tourney dates set
JUL 20, 2020

South Carolina Charities, Inc. (SCCI) announced that despite the cancellation of this year’s tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 BMW Charity Pro-Am raised $118,152 for Upstate charities.

Officials also announced that the 2021 tournament will take place June 7-13 at Thornblade Club and The Cliffs Valley.

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5 millionth BMW rolls off the line at Greer plant
JUN 11, 2020

The 5 millionth BMW produced at the Greer plant is a Toronto Red Metallic BMW X5 M Competition equipped with a 617-horsepower M TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine, Silverstone Full Merino Leather interior and 21/22-inch M Star-spoke bi-color wheels.
 

BMW Manufacturing has produced the five millionth BMW built Greer.

The historic vehicle is a Toronto Red Metallic BMW X5 M Competition equipped with a 617-horsepower M TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine, Silverstone Full Merino Leather interior and 21/22-inch M Star-spoke bi-color wheels. It came off the line on June 4. BMW Manufacturing resumed production May 4 after shutting down due to COVID-19 interfering with the plant and its supply chain of parts facing work interruptions.

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BMW resumes production in Greer May 4
APR 30, 2020

BMW announced it will carefully ramp up production at its Greer plant and continue to monitor the supply chain and customer demand around the world.

BMW Manufacturing will resume production in Greer on Monday, May 4. BMW announced it will carefully ramp up production  and continue to monitor the supply chain and customer demand around the world.

BMW implemented a variety of deep cleaning and safety measures it reported. It included disinfecting equipment in all technologies, sanitizing workstations, remodeling layouts to enhance social distancing, and completing preventive maintenance on equipment.

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