BMW To Add New Shift At S.C. Plant
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — BMW in South Carolina is adding a new shift of workers in October to increase production by at least 20,000 more vehicles.
BMW president of manufacturing Josef Kerscher says the Greer plant is at capacity after a $750 million expansion. Kerscher says he wants to move from 240,000 vehicles to more than 260,000 vehicles annually.
He says a new shift would put production on a six-day schedule instead of five, and in some areas would go 24 hours a day. The president says the plant is producing its X5 and X3 sport activity vehicles at peak volume and the new shift would increase X3 production.
Kerscher says it is too early to say how many new jobs might be added.