On the heels of Harley-Davdison’s lackluster first quarter results of the year, the American brand has announced that it will be laying off 118 employees at its vehicle operations plant in York County, Pennsylvania.
Harley-Davidson says that the staff reductions are coming as part of a “production realignment” and that the layoffs will begin June 23rd, with a completion date around the end of July 2017.
As such, production of Harley-Davidson’s Softail range of motorcycles will be moved to its Kansas City facility.
However, the York plant will continue to produce Harley-Davidson’s Touring and Trike family motorcycles, with about 800 employees remaining at the factory once the layoffs have been completed.
This isn’t the fist time that the York plant has seen a reduction in staff, with the Pennsylvanian operation boasting over 2,000 employees before the recession.
Harley-Davidson says that reductions in the York Plant were told to employees as far back as 2015, and at this time the company has no plans for further reductions in its workforce there.
Source: FOX 43 & Penn Live via Cyril Huse Blog