State, local leaders defend BMW’s impact in the U.S.

S.C. Commerce Sec. Bobby Hitt on Tuesday voiced his support for BMW a day after Trump blasted the German automaker for not assembling more cars in this country.

Proterra’s Greenville plant to fulfill part of 73-bus deal in Seattle

King County said in a news release announcing the order that it already operates more than 170 electric trolley buses and that it’s committed to replacing its entire fleet with “clean vehicles.”

BMW’s US sales dip in 2016, but X models gain ground

Global demand for Sports Activity Vehicles produced in Spartanburg County and introduction of new 5 Series kindle automaker’s hopes for a rebound in 2017.

Hubbell Lighting will shutter Cowpens distribution facility

Closure of the nearly 337,000-square-foot center is expected to impact 55 jobs.

BMW’s U.S. sales fall 15.8 percent in November

Sales of the Germany-based automaker’s X model fleet produced in Spartanburg County increased by a half-percent during the month and are up 2.3 percent so far this year.

Fluor to help develop energy centers in Ohio

Fluor Corporation announced that the company signed a memorandum of understanding with Clean Energy Future LLC to provide development support for the Trumbull and Oregon Energy Centers natural gas, combined-cycle stations in Ohio.

Ashland plans $5.6M improvement of Greenville County factory

The specialty chemical company is making upgrades to the Piedmont plant’s infrastructure and production capabilities.

Milliken revises manufacturing process in Blacksburg after product recall

Milliken & Co. has switched from using non-potable water to potable water as part of the manufacturing process at one of its Upstate plants after a carpet-cleaning powder made at the plant was infected with bacteria, leading to a recall.

CFO: AVX is shopping, but not for Kemet

AVX Corp., a global manufacturer of electronic components with headquarters in Fountain Inn, is sitting on top of a billion dollars and searching the world over for companies to buy.

Michelin ends experiment in mobile tire installation

Greenville-based Michelin North America has ended an experiment in mobile tire installation, according to an engineer who helped lead the project.

Hubbell Lighting new Learning Solution Center nearly complete

Greenville-based global lighting brand will unveil the space and showcase its products during an event on Jan. 11 at its four-story, 185,000-square-foot headquarters at 701 Millennium Blvd.

Louisville adds 6 Greenville-made electric buses to its fleet

A transit agency in Louisville, Ky., has become the second-largest operator of electric buses made in Greenville by Proterra Inc.

BMW sales in the U.S. decrease in October

Sales of two models produced in Spartanburg County–the X3 and X6–were a bright spot for the German automaker’s business in this country during the past month

Patent infringement suit led to lower earnings for AVX

AVX Corp., a manufacturer of electronic components based in Fountain Inn, says it would have reported $6.4 million more in earnings than it did for the quarter ended Sept. 30 were it not for damages it had to pay in a patent infringement case.

Sage Automotive Interiors buys Apollo’s auto portfolio

Greenville-based company said the acquisition will strengthen its ability to serve customers from its current locations in Europe and the rest of the world.