September 08. 2009 2:00AM - Last modified: March 14. 2012 12:32PM

Harley announces more layoffs and Buell plant shutdown


Harley-Davidson Inc. announced today more layoffs in southeastern Wisconsin and a two-month holiday shutdown at its Buell Motorcycle Company plant in East Troy.
The newest round of layoffs will result in permanent reductions in force at Harley's distribution center located at 10000 S. Franklin Drive in Franklin. The exact number of positions to be eliminated was not specified by the company in its notice filed with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Harley previously announced it will cut about 1,000 jobs, including 300 hourly production jobs and 180 salaried positions, mostly at the company's headquarters, its product development center and its Capitol Drive facility.
The Buell plant shutdown at 2799 Buell Drive in East Troy will begin Nov. 2, and the company does not expect to reopen the facility until about Jan. 4, 2010. About 50 employees will be affected by the Buell shutdown.