US: BMW plant cancels shift due to winter storm image

Due to severe winter weather in the Southeast part of the continental United States, BMW decided to cancel a shift at its assembly facility.

Because of a weather warning that a winter storm will rage until late today, BMW decided to cancel the A shift – the weather would make the roadways dangerous and the snow and ice could potentially cause power outages in the area.

According to Sky Foster, a spokeswoman for BMW Manufacturing in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the reason the cancellation “was made to protect the safety of our employees as they drive from various areas of Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina.”

BMW Manufacturing in Spartanburg is the global supplier of X3, X5 and X6 SUV models and is the only manufacturing facility in operation in North America. Other car making plants located in the Southeast are still operational, but they are carefully monitoring the weather developments and might make production changes accordingly.

Via Automotive News Europe