South Carolina Teacher of the Year Travels the State in New BMW X5.

Spartanburg, SC - 04/24/2014

State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Mick Zais, announced Wednesday evening at a privately-funded celebration that Jennifer Ainsworth was named the 2014/2015 South Carolina Teacher of the Year.

BMW Announces Immediate Hiring.

Spartanburg, SC - 11/13/2013

BMW Manufacturing announced today that they are actively hiring production and logistics positions at the Spartanburg plant. As announced in 2012, the company is in the midst of a 2-year, $900 million expansion, adding the all-new BMW X4 and completing construction of an additional1.6 million square feet of production and logistics space.

2013 BMW Charity Pro-Am Raises $731,152 for Local Charities.

Greenville, SC - 08/15/2013

The 13th annual BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation golf tournament raised $731,152 for Upstate charities, tournament officials announced today.

South Carolina Teacher of the Year Receives Keys to a BMW X3.

Spartanburg, SC - 05/02/2013

State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Mick Zais, announced Wednesday evening at a privately-funded celebration that Darleen Sutton was named the 2013/2014 South Carolina Teacher of the Year.

BMW Charity Pro-Am to Benefit from World Record Drift Event

Greenville, SC - 04/10/2013

On Saturday, May 11, Johan Schwartz, one of the BMW Performance Center’s driving instructors, will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for drifting in a BMW M5 sedan. Fans are invited to attend the event, which will benefit the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation.

2012 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation Raises $634,571 for Local Charities

Greenville, SC - 08/16/2012

The 12th annual BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation golf tournament raised $634,571 for 27 Upstate charities, it was announced today.

2012/2013 South Carolina Teacher of the Year Drives Home a New 2012 BMW X3

Spartanburg, SC - 05/02/2012

Amy McAllister-Skinner announced as 2012/2013 South Carolina Teacher of the Year. State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Mick Zais, announced Tuesday evening at a privately funded celebration that Amy McAllister-Skinner was named the 2012/2013 South Carolina Teacher of the Year. As part of the celebration, BMW Manufacturing, the event’s premier sponsor, handed the Johnsonville High School […]

2011 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation Raises More Than $652,000 for Local Charities

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 08/16/2011

The 11th annual BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation golf tournament raised $652,070 for 26 Upstate and Western North Carolina charities, it was announced today. Officials from South Carolina Charities, Inc. presented checks to representatives from the participating charities at the tournament’s annual check presentation, Communities for Charity presented by Michelin, held at Michelin […]

BMW Presents SC Teacher of the Year with Keys to a 2011 BMW X3

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 04/28/2011

Patti Tate announced as 2011/2012 South Carolina Teacher of the Year State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais announced Wednesday evening at a privately funded celebration, that Patti Tate, an English teacher at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, was named South Carolina Teacher of the Year. As part of the celebration, BMW Manufacturing, the event’s […]

BMW President Addresses Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 02/28/2011

In a speech at the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, Josef Kerscher, President of BMW Manufacturing announced an additional $100 million investment in the company’s Spartanburg-based factory as well as a new X3 program to further streamline the company’s export operation. “This new investment in our BMW Spartanburg facility will increase our efficiency, make […]

2010 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation Raises More Than $665,000 for Local Charities; 2011 Date Change Announced

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 08/19/2010

The tenth-annual BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation golf tournament raised $665,041 for 72 Upstate and Western North Carolina charities, it was announced today during Communities for Charity presented by Michelin. Officials from South Carolina Charities, Inc. presented checks to representatives from 23 of the 72 participating charities at the tournament’s annual check presentation, […]

BMW Premieres The Ultimate BMW Experience

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 05/07/2010

BMW, a longtime fixture in the Upstate of South Carolina, recently launched “The BMW Experience”. In leveraging BMW’s multiple assets in Spartanburg County, BMW hopes to create a fresh appreciation for the brand by giving individuals and groups more options to come experience The Ultimate Driving Machine firsthand. Combining BMW’s resources along Highway 101 in […]

BMW Manufacturing presents keys to a 2010 BMW X6 to Greenville County Spanish Teacher

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 04/29/2010

State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex announced Wednesday evening at a privately funded celebration, that Kelly Nalley, a Spanish teacher at Fork Shoals School in Greenville County, was named South Carolina Teacher of the Year. As part of the celebration, BMW Manufacturing, the event’s premier sponsor, handed Mrs. Nalley the keys to a 2010 Alpine […]

South Carolina Charities, Inc. Names Beneficiaries for 2010 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 11/23/2009

South Carolina Charities, Inc., the host organization of the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation golf tournament, has selected a record 98 South Carolina and North Carolina charities to benefit from the 2010 golf tournament. The 98 charities that will have the opportunity to earn funds from the tournament are: 100 Black Men of […]

BMW Manufacturing Gives $250,000 To USC Upstate’s George Dean Johnson, Jr. College Of Business and Economics

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 07/28/2009

The George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics at the University of South Carolina Upstate received a recent boost to its fundraising campaign thanks to a $250,000 gift from BMW Manufacturing. “BMW has a longstanding commitment to advancing educational opportunities and economic development within our footprint. This vision is mutually shared by USC […]

South Carolina’s Latest Education Ambassador Drives New BMW X5

S.C. - 05/04/2009

Bryan Coburn, a pre-engineering, computer programming and business teacher at Northwestern High School in York School District 3 has been named the 2009-10 South Carolina Teacher of the Year. During his one-year tenure as South Carolina’s Public Education Ambassador, Mr. Coburn will travel South Carolina in a 2009 Titanium Silver BMW X5 xDrive 30i. He […]

2008 BMW Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament Raises More Than $900,000 for Local Charities

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 08/13/2008

The eighth-annual BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament raised $906,308 for 72 Upstate and Western North Carolina charities, it was announced today. Checks were presented to representatives from 22 of the participating charities by officials from South Carolina Charities, Inc., at an event held today at the Embassy Suites hotel. The BMW Charity Pro-Am has raised […]

Teacher of the Year Begins Journey in BMW Z4 Roadster

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 04/28/2008

Jenna Hallman, who has been named the 2008-09 South Carolina Teacher of the Year, will begin her journey in a Montego Blue BMW Z4 Roadster during her yearlong tenure to represent the state’s 50,000 teachers and promote quality education across South Carolina. Hallman is a science teacher at Calhoun Academy for the Arts in Anderson […]

BMW Manufacturing Donates Equipment to Spartanburg County School District Two

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 06/11/2007

BMW Manufacturing Co. has donated equipment to Spartanburg County School District Two that will be used in individual classrooms throughout the district. BMW donated numerous items such as computer monitors, keyboards and overhead projectors that would have cost the district thousands of dollars had they purchased. BMW Manufacturing Co., a subsidiary of the BMW Group […]

Teacher of the Year to Travel in a BMW Z4 Roadster

COLUMBIA, S.C. - 05/08/2007

Ann Marie Taylor, South Carolina’s 2007-08 Teacher of the Year, will travel the state in a BMW Z4 roadster during her year-long sabbatical from the classroom to represent the state’s 50,000 teachers. Taylor, a special education teacher at Pine Tree Elementary School in Kershaw County, was named South Carolina’s top teacher by State Superintendent of […]

BMW Manufacturing Co. Tours to Cease as New Product Production Begins

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 05/07/2007

BMW Manufacturing Co. announced today that it will halt tours of its Spartanburg facility beginning June 1 as the plant prepares for new product production. “This is standard operating procedure and is the same action we took when we began working on the Z4 Roadster and the X5 Sports Activity Vehicle,” said Robert Hitt, Department […]

BMW Manufacturing-Backed Paris Mountain Bathhouse Reopens as Park Center

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 03/01/2007

With financial support from BMW Manufacturing, and in a joint project with local leaders and the S.C. State Park Service, the historic bathhouse at Paris Mountain State Park has been renovated and re-opened as the new Park Center. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) originally built the 2,400-square-foot facility in the 1930s as a series of […]

BMW Manufacturing Co. Donates Robots to State Technical Colleges to Help Train Future Workforce

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 12/07/2006

BMW Manufacturing Co. announced today that is has donated 20 robots to the S.C. Technical College System’s Center for Accelerated Technology Training (CATT) for distribution to 10 statewide technical colleges to help train South Carolina’s future workforce. The robots, valued at approximately $2 million, were used in the factory’s Body Shop to weld metal parts […]

BMW Manufacturing to Invest $50 Million in Union County

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 08/08/2006

BMW Manufacturing Co. will invest about $50 million in the LSP Automotive Systems sheet metal stamping facility located in Commerce Park in Union, S.C. LSP will manufacture the molds of a new vehicle that will be produced at BMW Manufacturing beginning in 2008. The molds will be used to produce sheet metal stampings for the […]

2006 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs Golf Tournament Surpasses $3.7 Million Mark for Charity

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 07/24/2006

The sixth-annual BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament raised $675,865 (a record to date on the 2006 Nationwide Tour) for 29 Upstate and Western North Carolina charities. Checks were presented to representatives from each of the participating charities by officials from South Carolina Charities, Inc., at an event today held in the BMW […]

S.C. Teacher of the Year To Travel in BMW Z4 Roadster

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 04/25/2006

Jennifer “Buffy” Murphy, who has been named 2006-2007 South Carolina Teacher of the Year, will travel the state in a dark green BMW Z4 Roadster during her year-long sabbatical from the classroom to represent the state’s 50,000 teachers. Murphy, a fifth-grade teacher at Irmo Elementary School in School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties, […]

BMW Group Donates $1 Million to American Red Cross to Aid Victims of Hurricane Katrina

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. - 08/07/2005

The BMW Group has pledged a donation of $1 million to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina. In addition to that contribution, each of the BMW companies based in the U.S. will match employee contributions. There are more than 7,000 employees based in BMW companies in the […]

Spartanburg Elementary School Teacher is State’s New Public Education Ambassador

COLUMBIA, S.C. - 06/09/2005

When Stephanie Seay was young, she dreamed of becoming a professional gymnast, an Air Force pilot or a child psychologist. Although she longed to make the world a better place, she also wanted a large salary with a nameplate on her office door. Because of her natural ability to connect with children, many people urged […]

BMW Zentrum Hours Change to Offer More Factory Tours

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 03/30/2005

The BMW Zentrum will change its days of operation effective April 2. The Zentrum will now be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., rather than Tuesday through Saturday. This change allows the Zentrum to be more available to its visitors by offering an additional day of guided factory […]

BMW Manufacturing Co. Partners on Area Hiking Book

Spartanburg, S.C. - 11/05/2004

BMW Manufacturing Co., in partnership with the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, has underwritten a guidebook on South Carolina’s 30 best family hikes and walks. The book, Favorite Family Hikes: An Active Family’s Guide to Walking in South Carolina, retails for $9.95 and can be purchased at the BMW Zentrum gift shop, local bookstores, by visiting www.palmettoconservation.org, […]

2004 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs Golf Tournament Sets Record for Charity

Greenville, S.C. - 06/27/2004

The fourth-annual BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament raised a record $752,650 for 29 Upstate and Western North Carolina charities. The check amount was presented by officials from South Carolina Charities, Inc., at today’s Volunteer Appreciation Party held at the Wyche Pavilion. According to PGA TOUR officials, that is the largest donation made […]

Teacher of the Year to Travel in a BMW Z4 Roadster

Columbia, S.C. - 05/12/2004

Linda Blanc Winburn, who was named the 2004-05 South Carolina Teacher of the Year on Friday, will travel the state in a black (with red interior) BMW Z4 roadster during her year-long sabbatical from the classroom to represent the state’s 47,000 teachers. The other finalists for Teacher of the year were: Amelia Kinard, a first-grade […]

BMW and ICAR

Greenville, S.C. - 02/26/2004

Introduction – Past to Present Contrary to popular belief, Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CUICAR) was not an idea that was born overnight, but a natural, evolutionary process. For more than 15 years Clemson has provided an undergraduate, automotive curriculum for its students. As interest in its undergraduate classes grew – as well […]

BMW will build an Information Technology Research Center at Clemson University’s new research campus in Greenville, making BMW the park’s first non-academic tenant.

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 11/12/2003

BMW will build an Information Technology Research Center at Clemson University’s new research campus in Greenville, making BMW the park’s first non-academic tenant. The mission of the 80,000 square-foot, four-story research center will be to develop the required methods and tools to be used in the product development process, the manufacturing process, in the car […]

Corporate Giving at BMW Manufacturing Corp.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 11/01/2003

Corporate giving is very important at BMW Manufacturing Corp., although it is not an area that is widely publicized. Projects that help the environment, education, beautification, quality of life, preservation, charitable organizations, and other philanthropic causes throughout the state are endeavors that BMW Manufacturing supports. BMW believes that supporting local and state organizations is an […]

2003 Red Cross Rally and International Motorcycle Show

GREER, S.C. - 09/10/2003

Motorcycle enthusiasts enjoy a weekend of events to benefit the American Red Cross. Bikers are invited to the BMW Manufacturing Corp. facility for the International Bike Show and Bike Games, food, live entertainment and an awards party after the Upstate Poker Run. Details: What: 2003 Red Cross Rally and International Motorcycle Show to benefit the […]

BMW Manufacturing Corp. Adds New Features to Award-Winning Website

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 09/02/2003

BMW Manufacturing Corp.’s website, www.bmwusfactory.com, has become more interactive than ever before. Site visitors are welcomed into the factory via a new virtual factory tour that takes web surfers throughout the manufacturing process in this the state-of-the-art facility. Visitors will also discover new additions to this award-winning website such as downloadable screen savers and wallpaper, […]

Teacher of the Year to travel in a BMW Z4 roadster

COLUMBIA, S.C. - 05/12/2003

Jason Fulmer, who has been named 2003-04 South Carolina Teacher of the Year, will travel the state in a blue BMW Z4 roadster during his year-long sabbatical from the classroom to represent the state’s 47,000 teachers. Fulmer teaches third-graders at Redcliffe Elementary School in Aiken. In addition to the sabbatical and the use of the […]

BMW Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament Beneficiaries to Receive 75% Back From Ticket Sales

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 03/11/2003

Each of the 48 Upstate South Carolina and Western N.C. charities that were selected as beneficiaries of the 2003 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament will receive $15 (75%) back from every $20 general admission ticket that it sells. In order for the charities to receive $15 back, tickets much be purchased directly […]

BMW Announces The Winner Of The First Z4 Roadster

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. - 10/22/2002

A loyal BMW owner today got the thrill of a lifetime when he became the first person in the world to own the hottest new addition to the BMW line – the Z4 roadster. The winner, Joe Marchese, was selected randomly from over 100,000 entries from BMW owners in a brand-loyalty giveaway contest entitled “Owner’s […]

BMW Manufacturing Donates Robots for Educational Use

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 06/12/2002

BMW Manufacturing Corp. has donated 42 robots and robot controllers to the South Carolina Department of Education to be used in vocational schools throughout the state. The Education Department has identified 16 vocational schools to receive the robots for use in the statewide Vocational Technologies program. ABB, the robot manufacturer, has donated sets of training […]

S.C Teacher of Year to Tour in BMW Z3 Roadster

COLUMBIA, S.C. - 05/11/2002

Christi Wiggins McCollum, who has been named 2002-2003 South Carolina Teacher of the Year, will travel the state in a dark green BMW roadster during her year-long sabbatical from the classroom to represent the state’s 50,000 teachers. McCollum teaches fifth grade at Bookman Road Elementary School in Richland School District Two. In addition to the […]

Economic Impact Study — University of South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. - 05/07/2002

In 1992, German automaker BMW AG announced it was locating its first North American manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County. Ten years later, the economic impact is enormous: the company supports 16,691 jobs statewide and accounts for $691 million in wages and salaries annually, according to a University of South Carolina study released today. The jobs […]

BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs Golf Tournament Raises Over $515,000 for Charity

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. - 04/29/2002

The second-annual BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament, which concluded yesterday afternoon with former Clemson University standout Charles Warren capturing his first professional win, raised a record $515,739.02 for 44 Upstate and western North Carolina charities. An estimated 25,000 people attended the tournament, which was capped off with Warren, an NCAA Champion and […]

BMW Manufacturing Corp. to host SAE’s Southern Automotive Manufacturing Conference

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 03/28/2002

BMW Manufacturing Corp. will host the fourth annual Society of Automotive Engineers’ Southern Automotive Manufacturing Conference and Exhibition April 8-10 at the Palmetto Expo Center in Greenville, South Carolina. SAE established the SAMC in 1998 to address the technical and business needs of the growing automotive manufacturing sector in the southeastern United States. The theme […]

Innovative Tool to Teach Science Used by 65 Schools

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 02/19/2002

For many teachers and students, science is a challenging subject to teach or to learn but a new hands-on science kit program, supported by BMW Manufacturing Corp. and 15 other businesses, has prompted an innovative approach in elementary and middle school classrooms in 65 South Carolina schools. It is called L.A.S.E.R. (Leadership Assistance for Science […]

BMW Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament Charities to Receive 75% Back From Ticket Sales

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 01/08/2002

Each of the 44 Upstate and Western N.C. charities that were selected as beneficiaries of the 2002 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament will receive $15 (75%) back from every $20 general admission ticket that it sells. In order for the charities to receive $15 back, tickets much be purchased directly from the […]

Disaster Relief Fund Reaches $30,000; BMW Group Pledges 10 X5 Sports Activity Vehicles

GREER, S.C. - 09/20/2001

The disaster relief fund established by associates at BMW Manufacturing Corp. – along with the company’s match – has reached $30,000, while the Red Cross Motorcycle Rally, held at the Zentrum this past weekend, raised almost $100,000 for local Red Cross chapters and the American Red Disaster Relief Fund. The associate fundraising drive will continue […]

BMW Group Pledges Aid for Relief Efforts

GREER, S.C. - 09/14/2001

The BMW Group is committing cash and products to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and the City of New York to assist in relief efforts following Tuesday’s attack on the United States. BMW will donate $1 million in cash and ten new BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicles to the Red Cross for its […]

USC Announces $1 Million Endowment from BMW Manufacturing Corp. for Business School

COLUMBIA, S.C. - 02/15/2001

The University of South Carolina announced Thursday that The Darla Moore School of Business has received a $1 million gift from BMW Manufacturing Corp. to establish an endowment for international programs and research. The gift, which is a milestone in the ongoing relationship between BMW and USC, significantly strengthens the partnership between the German automaker […]

BMW Manufacturing Corp. launches website

GREER, S.C. - 09/05/2000

To display its world-class factory to a global audience, BMW Manufacturing Corp. has launched a website. The site’s URL is www.bmwusfactory.com. The South Carolina factory is one of the first vehicle manufacturers to give visitors a peek into the manufacturing process through the worldwide web. “The more than 30,000 people a year who visit our […]

S.C. Teacher of the Year to drive a BMW Z3 roadster

GREER, S.C. - 10/08/1999

BMW Manufacturing Corp. has honored the S.C. Teacher of the Year by presenting Mary Hamilton Lostetter, the 1999-2000 recipient, with a Z3 roadster for her use during her tenure. And BMW will contribute $25,000 to the South Carolina Teacher Recruitment Center to help state teachers apply for the National Board Certification Program. The roadster was […]

Production Figures

  • March 2015
    • X3 Vehicles: 12,788
    • X4 Vehicles: 5,075
    • X5 Vehicles: 14,214
    • X6 Vehicles: 4,503
  • Number of jobs – 8,000
  • North American suppliers – 270
  • South Carolina suppliers – 40

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