Harley-Davidson could close Milwaukee factory

American brand claims labour costs are too high. May be just policital sandbagging

Posted: 2 June 2010
by Visordown News

Harley-Davidson has warned that it might close down all its manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin, including the legendary Milwaukee base, claiming that labour costs there are too high, and that other states might offer a better deal.

While it might be little more than a scare tactic, aimed at persuading the state of Wisconsin to offer the firm a better deal to stay there as a major employer, if the threat is carried out it would end the Milwaukee manufacturing heritage that can be traced back to the foundation of the firm more than 100 years ago.

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Khm. This was two weeks (or so) before...

Posted: 02/06/2010 at 18:53

Interesting ,the company biting the hand that feeds it ? After years of milking thier loyal and patriotic customers of  hard earned $$$$ for thier overpriced motorcycles,the company now blame the state labour costs for thier downfall. Corporate greed and lack of planning for the future is where the blame should be.They have been relying on thier branded, China made clothing line  instead of consentrating on  making motorcycles for a changing market.

Posted: 03/06/2010 at 01:54

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