Officials from BMW Group and South Carolina on Monday will commemorate 25 years since the German automaker announced construction of its first full manufacturing plant outside of Germany in Spartanburg County. The private event at BMW Manufacturing Co. will kick off at 9:30 a.m.BMW Group CEO Harald Krueger will join the plant's president and CEO Knudt Flor, who told The Greenville News this week a "big" announcement will be made at the event, though Flor wouldn't elaborate.
Drivers on Interstate 85 in Spartanburg County can't miss the giant X in from of BMW Manufacturing's museum, called Zentrum, which once housed Elvis Presley's red BMW 570. Right now, while public tours inside of the plant are not available due to BMW's $1 billion expansion, the museum is free of charge to visitors who want to see the company's past, present and future. Zentrum opened in the summer of 1996, a couple of years after production started at the Spartanburg County plant.
BMW’s first full manufacturing plant built outside of its native Germany was never supposed to come to Spartanburg County. In fact, the German automaker was looking at four other sites: Phoenix, Arizona; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Omaha, Nebraska; and Anderson. BMW officials held conversations about the future of the plant site behind closed doors. But those conversations eventually would lead to one of the most significant industrial investments and economic changes in South Carolina’s history.
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