BMW adding 1,000 jobs in South Carolina


Business News - Opportunities - Reviews



BMW adding 1,000 jobs at South Carolina plant – Jun. 27, 2017

BMW executive on Mexico plant: We're still committed to U.S. production

BMW is adding 1,000 jobs at a plant in South Carolina, its largest production facility in the world.

The German car company announced Monday that it will invest $600 million at the plant in Spartanburg, which produced 411,000 vehicles last year and employs about 9,000 people. BMW will add the jobs by 2021.

‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { totalHeight = 0; targetChildElement = null; } if(storytext == null) { console.log(“Error finding storytext element for SA embed”); return; } for ( i = 0; i 0) { heightToSkip -= storytext.childNodes[i].clientHeight; resetValues(); } else if(heightToSkip minHeight && targetChildElement != null) { //console.log(“total height = ” + totalHeight); //console.log(“childNode = ” + targetChildElement); storytext.childNodes[targetChildElement].insertAdjacentHTML(‘afterend’, smartAssetDiv); smartasset = document.getElementById(‘smartasset-article’); = ‘left’; // allows module to have text float to right =’20px’; =’25px’; //console.log(storytext.childNodes[targetChildElement]); //SMARTASSET.setDivIndex(targetChildElement); SMARTASSET.setSmartAssetScript(); /* bail out since we’re done */ break; } } /* div with id=”smartassetcontainer”. Sanity check to only embed once */ else if (storytext.childNodes[i].nodeName.toLowerCase() === ‘div’ && storytext.childNodes[i].id !== “undefined” && storytext.childNodes[i].id === “smartassetcontainer”) { break; } /* div with id=”ie_column” */ else if (storytext.childNodes[i].nodeName.toLowerCase() === ‘div’ && storytext.childNodes[i].id !== “undefined” && storytext.childNodes[i].id === “ie_column”) { resetValues(); } /* embeds from twitter, facebook, youtube */ else if (storytext.childNodes[i].nodeName.toLowerCase() === ‘div’ && storytext.childNodes[i].classList.contains(’embed’)) { resetValues(); } /* cnn video player */ else if (storytext.childNodes[i].nodeName.toLowerCase() === ‘div’ && storytext.childNodes[i].classList.contains(‘cnnplayer’)) { resetValues(); } /* images */ else if (storytext.childNodes[i].nodeName.toLowerCase() === ‘img’) { resetValues(); } /* images stored in figure tags */ else if (storytext.childNodes[i].nodeName.toLowerCase() === ‘figure’) { if(storytext.childNodes[i].clientWidth

About 70% of the vehicles made at the plant are sent to other countries, helping make BMW the largest vehicle exporter from the United States.

BMW chairman Harald Krüger credited “free trade and open markets” with making the plant a success.

“We will keep investing in our people and in our business in the U.S.,” he said in a statement. “Therefore, I remain confident that our footprint and commitment will continue to grow not only in the great state of South Carolina, but also in the United States in the years to come.”

BMW made the announcement as the plant celebrated its 25th anniversary. It makes cars for BMW’s X3, X4, X5 and X6 lines, and it will make the BMW X7, which is coming to market late next year.

Related: Despite Trump’s latest threat, BMW won’t budge on Mexican plant

Even with its success in South Carolina, the company has been knocked by President Trump.

In January, he told a German news magazine that BMW should reconsider plans to build a $1 billion plant in Mexico. The automaker wants to build its BMW 3 Series sedan there starting in 2019. BMW has remained committed to that plant.

CNNMoney (New York) First published June 27, 2017: 8:40 AM ET


Business News - Opportunities - Reviews



Leave a Reply