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Energy Center

To help offset BMW’s energy demand, BMW maintains its own power station on site. The station is powered by four turbines fueled by reclaimed methane gas piped in from the nearby Palmetto Landfill. The turbines create enough energy to satisfy about 30% of the plant’s electrical needs and over 50% of the plant’s total energy requirements. Use of methane gas reduces the plant’s carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 92,000 tons per year.

Based on calculations provided by the EPA, the reduction of 92,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year is equivalent to the benefit of planting over 23,000 acres of trees annually or 30 times the size of New York’s Central Park.

The BMW Performance Center

 At BMW, we possess such a profound belief in high-performance driving—and the driver’s right to experience every heart-pounding moment of it—that we invested $12 million to create the BMW Performance Center.

Home of the BMW Performance Driving School Delivery Center and BMW Motorcycle Rider Training, the center and its staff equip attendees with the skills necessary to enjoy the ultimate driving experience time and time again. Thanks to our fleet of the latest BMW models, a team of BMW Driver Training Instructors and a challenging mix of low- and high-speed driving exercises, we’ll help you become a confident, safe and enthusiastic driver.

Whether you’ve been driving for decades, have just received your learner’s permit, or just out to push a vehicle to its limits, our different driving programs will help make you a safer, stronger and more confident driver. And while BMW ownership is not required, a passion for spirited driving is.

For more information visit BMW USA performance center or to schedule a driving school, please call 1-888-345-4BMW.

On-site Health Center

 
BMW Manufacturing has located one of the most comprehensive, on-site health care centers offered by employers in the country. The Associate Family Health Center opened in 2013 and is a first-class facility, employing trained professionals who use the latest in health care technology. The center, a 25,000-square-foot facility, is operated by Take Care Health Systems, a division of Walgreens.

BMW Associates and their families have the option to utilize primary care services, dental, vision and occupational health/physical therapy. The center also features an on-site pharmacy.

Having all these services in one location is convenient and provides BMW Associates with high-quality health care at an affordable price.

Police and Fire Departments


BMW also maintains its own fire and police departments, which are trained, equipped and certified like municipal services. The fire department is located adjacent to the plant.

The staff is responsible for conducting plant safety inspections, averaging thousands of inspections each month. The department also provides fire and emergency training for associates throughout the plant. BMW provides round-the-clock security and incident investigation.

In all, more than 50 trained officers patrol and safeguard the 1,000+ acres and all facilities on the BMW Manufacturing campus.