The production line at BMW Manufacturing continues to operate "as of today," according to a company spokesman who said the German automaker is monitoring local conditions regarding the spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus.
"As of today Plant Spartanburg remains operational," Phil DiIanni, corporate communications manager for BMW North America, said in an email today. "Decisions on whether to close specific plants and when are made individually, and dependent primarily on the regional operating environment.In the case of Plant Spartanburg, we continue to monitor the situation daily and are in close alignment with both state and local government officials."
About 11,000 people work at the Greer plant, which in 2019 celebrated its 25th year in production.
"We recognize that we are in a dynamic situation and we are prepared to adjust quickly based on the daily analysis of the current environment," DiIanni said in the email. "In parallel, we have implemented numerous measures to protect the health and safety of our employees."
In Munich on Wednesday, through its online newsroom, BMW officials said the company will work to keep business going while supporting international and local efforts to curtail the pandemic.
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