Is Harley-Davidson Moving to Thailand?

Harley-Davidson to open Plant in Thailand

Harley-Davidson Inc. said it will build a plant in Thailand ’s Rayong province, southeast of Bangkok, in order to serve the Southeast Asian market. “This is absolutely not about taking jobs out of the United States,” Marc McAllister, a managing director of international sales at Harley-Davidson based in Singapore, told the New York Times. “This is about growing our business in Asia.” The United Steelworkers (USW), which represents members at…

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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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