Category Archives: Automotive

MAPAL, Inc. growing Greenville County, SC tooling operations

GREENVILLE, S.C. – MAPAL, Inc., a global leader and innovator in the tooling industry, is expanding its existing Greenville County operations. The $4 million capital investment is expected to create 16 new jobs. A subsidiary of the German-based MAPAL Group, MAPAL, Inc. has had a presence in the United States for more than 40 years [...]

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BMW is committed to South Carolina

After 25 years of BMW being in Spartanburg, BMW Chairman Harald Krueger has announced new plans to invest an additional $600 million and add 1,000 new jobs in South Carolina. BMW is known to always under-promise and over-deliver. Since the first car left the Spartanburg Plant in September 1994, BMW has become the largest plant [...]

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BMW Expands Plant in Greer

THE STATE Work has begun on BMW’s 1.2 million-square-foot body shop at the Greer campus, which will double the size of the original facility when the project is completed. An investment of $1 billion, the expansion will add 800 new jobs to the plant’s existing workforce of 8,000. With the help of technology and robotics, [...]

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BMW Highlight Reel

BMW has been in the spotlight recently with unending good news. Here’s a few highlights that have brought lots of positive attention to the economic developing Upstate. UP SHIFT: BMW Group surpasses global sales record in March “The BMW Group hit a global sales record in March after selling 240,659 vehicles worldwide, according to the company. The [...]

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JTEKT North America Expanding Greenville Operations

GREENVILLE, SC – November 9, 2015 – The Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), the County-chartered organization tasked with advancing the area’s economic growth, announced today that JTEKT North America, a leader in automotive and industrial product solutions, is expanding its operations in Greenville County. The company will be investing $1.75 million to establish an operational [...]

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