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20 years for BMW: S.C. plant a success

Tennessean -- Two decades ago, then-S. Carolina Gov. Carroll Campbell stood at the Greenville-Spartanburg airport and announced that a BMW plant being built just up the road would be a benchmark in the history of the state.

By most measures, the German automaker’s plant near Greer has exceeded some lofty expectations. BMW officials said they expected the plant to have 2,000 workers and make 6,500 luxury vehicles a month. In November, the factory’s 7,000 employees produced more than 25,000 of BMW’s crossover vehicles. In 20 years, BMW has invested $6 billion in S. Carolina, an amount nearly equal to the state budget proposed by Gov. Nikki Haley this month.

BMW’s most important legacy may be its suppliers. About 50 plants in S. Carolina provide parts to the automaker. Together they have added 16,000 job


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honda0105
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Happy 2013!
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honda0105
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tax money for the state, employment for the workers. It's a good situation for all.
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a win for the state and right to workers
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lots of good jobs for SC.
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right to work state....pays off for SC.
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OK
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walking: yup, time flies when you're having fun lol.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 9:52:18 AM

Wow, those years went by quickly.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 8:48:29 AM

These workers need to get the UAW in there, to protect them from their employers' greed. All "business decisions" are made with the company's best interest in mind, with total disregard for the workers who put them in that profitable position. I know - I work for Honda in Ontario, and we are not unionized and I see the crap form the company everyday. Greed greed greed and more greed.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 7:02:24 AM

20 years!
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great
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20 years for BMW: S.C. plant a success – build and operate the plant with No government subsidies or other needles nonsense. A BMW is way too expensive for me and I will drive my current vehicle into the ground before buying anything else, it was paid for many years ago.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII! - The Day After......
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Wow, good for them and the economy
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Two winners.
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great car
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Good for BMW and South Carolina.
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Good to hear!
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Good job, BMW.
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Nothing could be finer than to be made in SC!
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This is good for the US because they could have gone to Mexico instead.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 10:58:26 PM

Great news...
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 10:57:13 PM

Truly a blueprint for other states and the right to work with or without unions :)
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Good for BMW & SC.

Who can afford a BMW? Are there that many politicians?
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Good news for South Carolina.
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I love my Bimmer
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Good going BMW.
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good news...
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no unions around to goof this up.
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Good for SC
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american made foreign cars are better than foreign made american trucks
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 10:47:29 PM

ok.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 10:44:22 PM

One of the most frequently seen automobiles out this way, particularly in Beverly Hills. And they're nice-looking. Never owned one, so I can't vouch for their performance. Drove an old beater BMW on an errand once, and decided to speak a bit of German to it to get it to start. It liked my German and ran fine.
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hmmm, no unions and a success, genius
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I'm guessing no union around to goof this up right?
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It's nice to read good news like this.
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Great
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good
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Right to work states produces more jobs!!!
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ok
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 10:30:17 PM

good for them. in fact I prefer buying non union. I think unions bad for the rest of us. Google unions and organized crime before you spout how good they are.
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Yea.
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Good for them. Keep it going.
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OK
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nice success story
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Good for South Carolina.
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 10:11:56 PM

“Probably provides lots of jobs.”

Right, 7000 at the BMW plant and 16,000 more at the various suppliers of parts. The sad part is, in a non-union state, the wages paid are not what they should be. That keeps the price of the cars down but makes it tough on a worker with a family.
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wow,,,but who wants one...not me
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ok
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I hope their quality is good even if it doesn't have a union.....we don't need unions all they are good for is taking money from their members and ripping people off.
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Is what it is.
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