Exports, flexibility help BMW's U.S. plant avoid layoffs

Barkholz, David
June 2009
Automotive News;6/15/2009, Vol. 83 Issue 6364, p21
Trade Publication
The article reports on a declaration made by Josef Kerscher, president of BMW Manufacturing Corp., that strong exports and manufacturing flexibility have prevented layoffs during the global economic downturn. According to Kerscher, BMW manufacturing has exported more than 60% of vehicles built in 2008 at Spartanburg, South Carolina. Kerscher further said that the company has not laid off any of its 5,000 permanent employees despite decline in sales.


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