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Harley-Davidson may move production plant

May 15, 2009
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Harley-Davidson is considering moving its main production away from Pennsylvania as it aims to lower costs and cope with a sales downturn, according to the Associated Press.

While Harley-Davidson spokesman Bob Klein didn’t say where the company would potentially move its manufacturing to, the possibility is one option the company is considering in an effort to minimize costs at its York, Penn., location.

The York facility employs about 2,400 workers and consists of two factories that assemble Harley’s Touring and Softail motorcycles. Klein says the York facility is not competitive as it stands.

“It relates to excess capacity, it relates to competitive and cost pressures both in the current economy and longer term,” Klein said in the article. “So what we’ve told employees is that we are going to be doing a major evaluation of the York operations.”

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