German automaker BMW will begin gradually returning to full capacity on Monday, according to BMW spokesman Steve Wilson
The plant closed down March 29 due to the Covid-19 pandemic for what was supposed to be a two-week pause. During the lull, BMW did a deep cleaning of the plant, which employs 11,000 workers, and implemented new safety measures.
Plant Spartanburg Communications Manager Sky Foster told WYFF that Monday’s opening will be for the plant’s A-shift only. Plans call for the B-shift to restart on May 18.
Foster said the company has disinfected equipment in all technologies, sanitized workstations and spread out work stations.
The Greer, South Carolina plant is BMW Group’s only assembly facility in the United States. It produces the BMW X3, X3 M, X5, X5 M and X7 Sports Activity Vehicles and X4, X4 M, X6 and X6 M Sports Activity Coupes.