BMW supplier Schedl planning first U.S. plant in Spartanburg County

Germany-based wheel and tire manufacturer will set up operations in a 150,000-square-foot facility that will be constructed at Hillside Enterprise Park in Duncan. Sources said the multimillion-dollar project could create more than 100 jobs.

KEMET reports 3Q profit

“This quarter is the fourth quarter of sequential growth and the highest revenue since our first quarter in fiscal 2016,” said Per Loof, KEMET’s chief executive officer.

BMW’s U.S. sales decreased slightly in January

Sales of X models assembled in the Upstate, including the X3, X4, X5 and X6, increased more than 35 percent to 7,070 vehicles in January, compared with 5,233 during the same month of the prior year.

Michelin North America announces broad price increase

The increase is Michelin’s first since 2012. It reflects the “comprising net effects” of raw material prices as well as Michelin’s technology enhancements, innovations and other market conditions, company officials said.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.