Harley-Davidson will reducing its staff at its Kansas
City, Mo. facility by about 169 people, according to a
company spokeswoman Friday.
Of the affected position
at the 11401 N. Congress Ave. location include workers
in the materials Velocity Center, certain related sub
assembly work and positions related to the alignment of
our overall production needs for the facility, said
Kristen Cunningham, corporate reputation and
communication manager, in an email.
Layoffs will begin the week of May 11 and are
anticipated to continue through Sept. 30, she said.
"The shift is to align with our overall production
needs for the facility, as well as the decision to
source work performed in the Materials Velocity Center
and certain related sub assembly work. This is not easy
news to share, and was a decision made after careful
analysis and consideration given to our long-term
manufacturing and business strategy," Cunningham said in