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      04-19-2010, 06:31 PM   #1
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Volcano forces BMW plant in US to cut production

NEW YORK BMW AG is cutting production at its assembly plant in Spartanburg, S.C., because the volcanic eruption in Iceland has disrupted delivery of key parts for two SUVs.

BMW spokesman Jan Ehlen says volcanic ash is grounding planes that bring leather seat covers from South Africa and transmissions from Europe. He says the plant will not stop production, but employees will work shorter shifts until the supply of parts returns to normal.

The Spartanburg plant builds the X5 and X6 SUVs for the German automaker. Spartanburg is BMW's only assembly plant in the U.S.

Ash from the Icelandic volcano has brought trans-Atlantic flights to a near standstill for five days, stranding travelers and disrupting businesses.



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      04-19-2010, 10:56 PM   #2
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That sucks for the employees.
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      04-19-2010, 11:17 PM   #3
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This was taken from one of my Family members who live over there... Its crazy.

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Whoa. I'm speechless.
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      04-19-2010, 11:53 PM   #5
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Looks like a painting gone bad. Looks scary as hell.
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      04-20-2010, 12:16 AM   #6
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Wow the image is crazy.

And the effects of this volcano on business around the world is starting to be catastrophic.
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      04-20-2010, 12:42 AM   #7
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Wow.
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      04-20-2010, 01:08 AM   #8
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This was taken from one of my Family members who live over there... Its crazy.

Sorry to say, but that picture is just fantastic!! It really captures the drama going on over there. Some of the ash has come down here in Norway. It might not be great news for the paint on my car, I don't know.
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      04-20-2010, 01:27 AM   #9
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Any chance we could get a high rez copy of that pic?
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      04-20-2010, 01:49 AM   #10
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Any chance we could get a high rez copy of that pic?
+1, it looks amazingggg!
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Any chance we could get a high rez copy of that pic?
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      04-20-2010, 03:47 AM   #12
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I saw that picture in the media before.... I hope your relative got some good money for it....
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amazing picture. iceland looks beautiful.
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I think this is very sinister approach on BMWs side.

I wouldn't think BMW ship parts by air while they can ship larger quantities for cheaper with maritime lines, like when you order your car.
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amazing picture. iceland looks beautiful.
its not as beautiful when its 10 below.... lol

Its a sorry situation... but a beautiful picture regardless.
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amazing - this volcano is going to dent the global economy!!!
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That pic is EPIC wee need a HD version of that !
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That is a nice photo.



This volcano has become a pain in my ass. Even though I'm in Germany, its still causing problems for the production of my BMW here, slowing things up. Stupid volcano.
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Wow. High res of that photo please!
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The photographer has captured the beauty of nature, which is reminding us of our place in the scheme of things. Thanks for posting the image.
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I think this is very sinister approach on BMWs side.

I wouldn't think BMW ship parts by air while they can ship larger quantities for cheaper with maritime lines, like when you order your car.
What benefit do they have of shutting down the lines? It means lost profits to them. I'm sure BMW did a cost analysis, and for some reason, it is more cost efficient to ship the transmissions by air.
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Seriously, another call for a high-res version of that photo.

!!!!! I'll even PAY FOR IT !!!!!
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