Thursday, January 12, 2012
BMW Expanding Capacity, Workforce in S.C.
There's more good news for the Southeast's thriving automotive manufacturing industry, as BMW says it will add to its plant in South Carolina and tack on 300 more jobs.
The German luxury brand will invest an additional $900 million in the plant in Greer and accelerate production of its new X4 model, the Associated Press reports.
The company recently reached the 2 million vehicle milestone at the plant, which began production in 1994.
AP said BMW projects production of up to 300,000 cars a year with 7,500 employees at the plant.
In August, BMW said it had adopted a six-day work week to increase production.