Harley-Davidson will temporarily shut down five manufacturing plants

In wake of a recent decision to reduce its third-quarter production, Harley-Davidson will close some of its manufacturing plants for a limited time in November.

The company said it plans to shut down five plants for a week in November and some sites will “take additional steps to achieve their production reductions.”

The sites that will close the week of Nov. 26 will include Harley-Davidson’s final assembly plants in York, Pa., and Kansas City, Mo., as well as powertrain operations in Wauwatosa, Wis., and Menomonee Falls, Wis., and Tomahawk Operations in Tomahawk, Wis.

Harley-Davidson previously reported it would reduce its third-quarter shipments to 86,000-88,000 units from the expected 91,000-95,000 units after slower than anticipated retail sales in August.

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