Polaris to Shut Down Victory Motorcycles

Polaris Shutting Down Victory Motorcycle Brand

Polaris Industries, a global producer of motorcycles and off-road vehicles, is pulling the plug on its Iowa-made Victory Motorcycles brand, the company announced Monday. The brand launched in 1998 and attempted to compete head-to-head with Harley Davidson. Victory assembles its motorcycles at its Spirit Lake¬†plant. It was not immediately clear how many local jobs would be impacted by Victory’s elimination. In April 2011, Minnesota-based Polaris acquired Indian Motorcycle, the nation’s…

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Harley-Davidson to Lay Off 200 Employees

Harley-Davidson Engine Plant

Harley-Davidson plans to cut 115 jobs at the Springettsbury plant, according to Harley spokeswoman Bernadette Lauer. Harley-Davidson Inc. plans to cut 200 regular and casual union employees in the fourth-quarter at plants across the United States, Lauer said. At the Springettsbury plant, it affects 100 regular union positions and 15 casual union positions. The plant is located at 1425 Eden Road. “We continually evaluate industry and market changes to provide…

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