Harley Davidson Plant Closing

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Harley Davidson Plant Closing

Postby SWFan » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:01 am


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Re: Harley Davidson Plant Closing

Postby Highlander » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:16 pm

Bummer. That's 800 legitimate jobs gone. I've read that motorcycles are falling out of favor with younger folks and I understand most manufacturers are undergoing a large decrease in sales so it doesn't surprise me. It's a pretty new facility, however, and most companies generally keep their newer facilities and shudder their old ones so that does surprise me.

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Re: Harley Davidson Plant Closing

Postby TheSmokinPun » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:24 am

It's not just "falling out of favor." It's always been kind of a luxury item and as a millennial, I'm lucky to be able to pay for car repairs. Most can't even fight for single unit homes.

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Re: Harley Davidson Plant Closing

Postby brewcrew1000 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:10 pm

Was Harley giving any kind of Tax Incentives to move here in the first place? Wonder if those expired

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Re: Harley Davidson Plant Closing

Postby shinatoo » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:19 pm

IIRC the KC plant was the first one outside of Wisconson, so PA would be the newer plant. Wonder what that plant would be suitable for?
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Re: Harley Davidson Plant Closing

Postby flyingember » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:43 pm

shinatoo wrote:IIRC the KC plant was the first one outside of Wisconson, so PA would be the newer plant. Wonder what that plant would be suitable for?

It would be completely reconfigured, so it’s going to come down to the square feet of contiguous space another use would require and the maximum utlity load. If it’s setup for X amount of power, size of the water main and such could help determine uses


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