• Kharissa Forte

Harley-Davidson leaving Kansas City next year

photo credit: @harleydavidson (Instagram)

A total of 800 jobs will be eliminated when Harley-Davidson moves its plant from Kansas City to York, PA by summer 2019.

"This decision was made after very careful consideration of our manufacturing footprint and the appropriate capacity given the current business environment," a spokesperson told FOX43.

Employees were told phasing out the plant will begin after Wednesday.

Harley-Davidson President & CEO Matt Levatich said, "this decision was extremely difficult but necessary under the circumstances. The Kansas City operation -- and our employees there -- have an impressive tradition of safety, quality, collaboration, and manufacturing leadership. I have profound respect for the men and women in that facility and I thank them and the Kansas City community for their years of support and contribution to serving Harley-Davidson -- our dealers -- and most importantly, our riders."

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