Kansas City plant in trouble

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What happens when staff is unhappy at HD plant.

The Kansas City Star has reported that Harley-Davidson is asking workers there for concessions.

The Kansas City plant needs to improve on three fronts — cost, efficiency, and production gaps — reported the newspaper. Harley-Davidson issued a release to its employees last week stating that if changes are not made, the company might move its operations to York, Pennsylvania.

About 800 people work at the Kansas City plant. Harley has said that it has some of the flexibility at the Kansas City plant that other H-D plants have acceded to, so further concessions might not be as extensive as they were at other H-D facilities.

The company will decide should it stay or should it go in the first three months of 2011.

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