June 8, 1992 |
BMW Reportedly Picks South Carolina for U.S. Plant: German luxury car maker BMW has picked the Greenville-Spartanburg area of South Carolina as the site of its planned U.S. plant, the newsmagazine Der Spiegel said. BMW officials in Germany were not immediately available for comment, but an executive with BMW of North America said a decision has not been made. The newsmagazine said BMW chief Eberhard von Kuenheim will officially announce the decision in two weeks.
January 5, 1987
BMW has stopped shipping its luxury autos through the Port of Jacksonville in Florida because acid rain ruined the cars' paint, and other foreign auto makers are considering similar action because of pollution at the port, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported. Twenty foreign auto makers send about 565,000 cars a year through Jacksonville, according to the city's port authority. BMW of North America Inc. halted its shipments after a shower last Aug.
May 12, 1988 |
BMW of North America Inc. has recalled 1,256 four-wheel-drive 325iX cars to correct a possible defect that could lead to a stuck throttle, the German car importer announced. Owners have been notified of the defect and most of the cars were repaired, including 400 that have yet to be sold, BMW spokesman Richard Brooks said Tuesday. BMW said the cars' dipstick tube could be bent so that the throttle can't move as far as it should and eventually could stick either open or closed.
September 7, 1986
BMW of North America has purchased 22 acres in the California Commerce Center in Ontario for $5 million, and plans to build a center for warehousing and distribution of motorcycles and automotive parts. The company presently is located in Carson. The business park's status as a foreign trade zone will allow BMW to store and process products imported from Germany and other foreign countries.
August 25, 1992 |
Essence Engineering, a Ventura firm specializing in construction engineering, architecture and project management, has moved into a new headquarters and expects to increase its staff by two-thirds within a year. Rick Kasa, the company's president, said the new location, an 8,800-square-foot building on McGrath Street, is more than twice as large as the former structure on Stanley Avenue. Expanded business from such clients as Cellular One, Unocal, Texaco, Clairol, San Diego Gas & Electric Co.