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January 30, 2018, 04:25:57 PM
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Harley-Davidson will close its motorcycle assembly plant in Kansas City, Missouri and move the operations to its plant in York, the company announced Tuesday.

http://abc27.com/2018/01/30/harley-davidson-to-consolidate-kansas-city-plant-into-york/
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February 17, 2018, 11:38:06 AM
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The politicians are trying to convince Harley Davidson to keep the Kansas City factory open. Follow the link for more details.

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2018/02/16/a-bipartisan-plea-to-save-kansas-citys-harley.html?
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February 18, 2018, 06:46:33 PM
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The below linked news story talks about the politicians sending a letter to Harley Davidson reminding them of the $6.4 million incentive that was given to H-D that the politicians say later grew by “tens of millions”. The letter hasn’t made H-D change their plans, they are still closing the Kansas City plant.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2018/02/18/harley-davidson-stands-plans-close-kansas-city-plant/349928002/?
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February 19, 2018, 08:58:24 AM
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I am sure that those incentives were nice while they lasted but when sales slump you don’t need factory workers or the factory itself.
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February 24, 2018, 04:50:27 PM
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It seems Harley is having a very hard time and closing this factory is one way of cutting costs but I feel sorry for the local work force that worked so many years to now just see it come to an end.
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February 25, 2018, 12:08:42 PM
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It seems Harley is having a very hard time and closing this factory is one way of cutting costs but I feel sorry for the local work force that worked so many years to now just see it come to an end.
Yes, the sad issue at hand is the loss of jobs to the workers.
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February 25, 2018, 03:37:24 PM
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I'm sure some will be asked to relocate. Isn't that the plant, PA, that builds CVO bikes. They can't do both with the same man power and get the quality of bikes they have been getting. (I say quality with tongue in cheek.) &{

February 25, 2018, 03:58:24 PM
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I'm sure some will be asked to relocate. Isn't that the plant, PA, that builds CVO bikes. They can't do both with the same man power and get the quality of bikes they have been getting. (I say quality with tongue in cheek.) &{
That is true. Here is what was said...

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Bernadette Lauer, a Harley-Davidson spokeswoman, said the company anticipates about 450 full-time, casual and contractor positions will be added to the facility in Springettsbury Township over the next year and a half.

Lauer said Kansas City employees will have an opportunity to apply for any open position across the organization.
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February 26, 2018, 04:41:59 AM
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Not much of an offer to stay with the company when all they are doing is offering you the opportunity to apply for a job that you were already hired to do. That's the new way that company's keep you at the bottom of the heap. Your benefits don't carry over because your a "new" employee.
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May 11, 2018, 12:18:44 PM
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More news on what the union is saying the plant closing is about.

https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/business/2018/05/09/union-rips-harley-davidson-closing-kansas-city-plant/595901002/
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May 23, 2018, 10:20:33 AM
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Sad thing is Harley-Davidson was given US and Kansas City tax incentives that they eagerly accepted and now are going overseas to invest money and create jobs in a foreign country’s backyard. Yes it has to do with their ability to be a global company and sell motorcycles in other countries but they cashed in the US tax dollars and pulled out of their commitment here in favor of foreign investments.
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