BMW cancels shift at S.C. plant again because of severe weather

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BMW canceled the "A" shift again today because of severe winter weather in South Carolina.

Local weather reports state that Spartanburg, S.C., received more than 4 inches of snow over Tuesday and Wednesday and that the area was an expected to receive an additional 6 to 8 inches of snow today.

BMW had canceled the shift on Wednesday so that workers would not have to make the drive on the roads during the storm. It opted to close again today was for the same reason.

BMW Manufacturing Co. in Spartanburg is the company's only North American factory and is the company's sole global source of X3, X5 and X6 crossovers.

Kia Motors' plant in West Point, Ga., also canceled shifts Wednesday. The plant resumed production today, and a spokeswoman said that Wednesday's lost production would be made up.

Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant canceled the night shift on Wednesday, workers told Reuters. A VW spokesman said that the plant was operating today, but both shifts were delayed by two hours.

You can reach Sean Gagnier at sgagnier@crain.com.


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