Harley-Davidson announces layoffs, will shift employment to Kansas City, Missouri

Apr 20, 2017
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Harley-Davidson has announced 118 layoffs according to this Reuters report.

Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc (HOG.N) said on Thursday it will lay off 118 workers at its York, Pennsylvania, plant and shift employment to Kansas City, Missouri.

The company said it told employees in November 2015 of plans to shift production of Harley-Davidson Cruisers from the Pennsylvania plant to Kansas City starting in the 2018 model year. Harley-Davidson told employees on Thursday it will cut about 118 positions in York and add 118 positions in its Kansas City plant, spokeswoman Katie Whitmore said.

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  • Vlad TheSkewerer

    What!, people don’t have money for 8 to 30,000 dollar motorcycles in this booming economy? Actually have a good friend who owns a salvage co, says tons of brand new Harley clothes, parts and accessories were getting junked to keep prices up and the market from flooding with unsold goods. Thats been going on for a couple years.

  • Tom

    I’ve been riding Japanese motorcycles for 52 years. As much as I am usually a buy-American kind of guy, I’ve never been a Harley owner for the simple reason that they have never produced a model that was even remotely close to filling my needs. Harley builds motorcycles for just one small slice of the two-wheel market and then wonders why there are so many Japanese and German bikes on the road. This is a decision that comes from the top of their management and will kill their company. The only motorcyclists who will miss them are the ones who made their product choice on image alone, without ever considering the practical aspects of intelligent motorcycle design and engineering.