Wisconsin-based Harley-Davidson rejects a plea from the Missouri congressional delegation and continues with plans to close its Kansas City plant.
That will eliminate 800 jobs. A letter from Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill, and U-S Representatives Sam Graves and Emmanuel Cleaver, pointed out the millions of dollars in incentives that state has given the company since it opened more than 20 years ago. Harley leaders re-iterated that market conditions are leading the company to switch the work to its Pennsylvania plant. Harley sales have dropped four years in a row.