Harley-Davidson may leave Wisconsin if costs don’t fall at 2 of its plants. Yesterday, the company warned its employees that it could move its Wisconsin manufacturing operations to another U.S. state if it can’t cut millions of dollars in costs.
The Wisconsin plants at risk include:
1-Its powertrain operations in Milwaukee with about 1,320 employees. 2-The Tomahawk plant making components including motorcycle windshields with about 375 workers. While holding discussions with union leaders the company plans to look at sites in other states but didn’t name them. Harley-Davidson’s CEO Wandell said again that the company still faces challenges from the still struggling economy and that he can’t make no guarantees when it comes to the job security of its employees. Every month the situation with Harley-Davidson seems more eery. I expect Harley-Davidson to emerge from this Great Recession a much smaller and very compact company (picture copyright Harley-Davidson)