Dear Village Board,Residents of Mount Pleasant are being led to believe that Foxconn will employ 13,000 workers with an average wage of $53,000 each, plus benefits..... while Harley Davidson cuts jobs in America and sends them to Thailand and India because the cost of doing business in Kansas City Missouri and Milwaukee Wisconsin is too expensive.
Harley-Davidson, the iconic American motorcycle company, is set to lay off hundreds of American workers at its Kansas City, Missouri factory while creating jobs in Thailand.After laying off nearly 200 American manufacturing workers last year, as Breitbart News reported, Harley-Davidson is expected to fully close its Kansas City manufacturing facility, leaving 800 workers out of work.
Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc. said on Thursday it will build a plant in Thailand, a major Asian automotive hub, to serve the growing Southeast Asian market, a move criticized by a U.S. labor union.
The company did not give a figure for the planned investment in Thailand's Rayong province, southeast of Bangkok.
Katie Whitmore, Harley-Davidson public relations manager, said the company had its best results in Asia-Pacific in 2016, though she gave no numbers.
The Thailand facility "will allow us to be more responsive and competitive in the Asean region and China," Harley-Davidson public relations manager Katie Whitmore said.
"Increased access and affordability for our customers in the region is key to growth for the company in total," she said. "There is no intent to reduce H-D U.S. manufacturing due to this expansion." (EXCEPT it is happening)