Harley-Davidson drops plans to build a new plant
May 22, 2009
Filed under Features
Harley-Davidson canceled its plans to build a $10 million plant for its Buell motorcycle division, according to the Associated Press.
Harley-Davidson spokeswoman Rebecca Bortner said in the release that executives dropped the plan after the company’s new CEO, Keith Wandell, “took a fresh look” at the consolidation.
Last week, Buell said it would lower costs by consolidating five office and factory locations into a new plant in East Troy.
Bortner says Harley wants to remain focused on its larger capital restructuring plans, including the possibility of closing its York, Pa., plant.