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  • Sony, Harley-Davidson, Others Move Production from China to Thailand

    08/22/2019 5:57:35 AM PDT · by Paco · 90 replies
    IndustryWeek ^ | 8/19/2019 | Bloomberg
    Thai officials glimpse a silver lining in the U.S.-China trade war as companies such as Sony Corp. move production to Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy. At least 10 firms are in the process of relocating some production to Thailand from China, according to the National Economic & Social Development Council. More than a dozen others could potentially choose Thailand, it said in a statement. “We may not see the impact on the economy now, but in the second half of 2019, it could become a positive factor for growth,” the agency’s Deputy Secretary-General Wichayayuth Boonchit said Monday.Trade tension is sapping growth...
  • "Tell Me We Haven't Blown It": Peter Fonda Reflects on 'Easy Rider' and Its Unanswered Question

    07/12/2019 12:05:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 115 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 7:01 AM PDT 7/12/2019 | by Susan King
    Peter Fonda as Wyatt (aka Captain America) in 1969's 'Easy Rider.' =============================================================== Fifty years later, the filmmaker and those involved and close to the groundbreaking biker movie (and soundtrack) look back at the wild ride: "I knew how it was going to end when I started writing it." If 1939 was cinema's golden year, 1969 was its watershed. Though Hollywood was still producing big-budget films (Hello, Dolly!) and features starring such veterans as John Wayne (True Grit), the counterculture was quickly taking root. That year heralded the arrival of such new filmmakers as Paul Mazursky (Bob & Carol & Ted...
  • Harley-Davidson’s electric Hog: 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds

    07/11/2019 7:04:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 97 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 11, 2019
    Harley-Davidson is releasing details about the electric motorcycle it’s rolling out this year that it hopes will capture the imagination of a new generation of riders and put a charge into its diminishing sales. The LiveWire, which will soon be available in a limited number of dealerships, will cost nearly $30,000 and can go zero to 60 mph in three seconds. There is no clutch and no shifting. The company said Thursday that buyers will have access to free charging at participating LiveWire dealers for the first two years. The Milwaukee motorcycle company has struggled with declining sales and an...
  • Harley-Davidson now taking orders for its first electric motorcycle.

    01/10/2019 4:27:01 PM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 174 replies
    MSN ^ | 01-08-2019 | MSN
    The electric motorcycle that Harley-Davidson announced back in 2014 is finally hitting the market this year. Since 2014, Harley-Davidson has been working on developing its first electric motorcycle; at the Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, the company announced that the 2020 LiveWire model is finally available for pre-order before its official August launch.
  • TRUMP CURSE: Fabled American Company Slumps After Defying The Donald [H-D]

    07/25/2018 7:03:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 103 replies
    constitution.com ^ | July 24, 2018 | By Andrew West
    When the President of the United States is an incredibly powerful and successful businessman, there literally is nowhere to hide for companies choosing to invest their resources outside of our great nation. What President Trump lacks in political experience, he more than makes up for in business acumen, and he has brought that incredible and extraordinarily unique spin to the Oval Office with him. Originally coined the “Trump Effect”, the fact that the President is one of modern history’s most consummate and prosperous real estate developers has propelled our American economy forward in ways that we could only dream about...
  • On Harley-Davidson’s Big, Fat Mistake

    06/29/2018 9:34:30 AM PDT · by Thalean · 53 replies
    American Greatness ^ | June 28, 2018 | Spencer P Morrison
    Harley-Davidson on Monday announced that it would move production for its European customers overseas, in order to avoid the European Union’s (EU) new import duties. President Trump slammed the move and accused the company of raising the “white flag” of economic surrender on Twitter. Trump is right. Harley-Davidson’s decision is perhaps the most incompetent public relations blunder since Starbucks said it would replace 10,000 American workers with Syrian refugees—no doubt they will pay a heavy price. In the meantime, Harley’s loss is our gain, as every individual failure makes the whole stronger.
  • Foxconn tells the story Trump wants US to hear: Project is good news counterpoint to Harley

    06/27/2018 9:24:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | June 28, 2018 | Patti Waldmeir in Mt Pleasant, Wisconsin
    When Foxconn breaks ground on Thursday on a $10bn LCD manufacturing complex in Wisconsin, President Donald Trump will be there to claim credit for securing the Taiwanese group’s promise to deliver 13,000 jobs. But while Mr Trump helps Foxconn celebrate in Racine county, Wisconsin — a key swing district that helped him win the presidency in 2016 — just up the road at Harley-Davidson, executives will be figuring out who will lose their jobs, after the company said it must offshore production to battle retaliatory EU trade tariffs. That landed Harley in the presidential doghouse. In a series of early...
  • Harley-Davidson will move some production out of US after retaliatory tariffs

    06/25/2018 2:41:11 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/25/18
    The company is shifting some production of motorcycles for European customers out of the United States to avoid EU retaliatory tariffs. Harley-Davidson's move is some of the most direct evidence yet that tit-for-tat trade fights between the United States and other countries have consequences for American companies. Harley-Davidson said it stood to lose as much as $100 million a year. "Increasing international production to alleviate the EU tariff burden is not the company's preference, but represents the only sustainable option," it said in a regulatory filing on Monday. Harley-Davidson's (HOG) stock tumbled 6%.
  • Harley-Davidson, Blaming E.U. Tariffs, Will Move Some Production Out of U.S.

    06/25/2018 2:44:10 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 25, 2018 | Alan Rappeport and Amie Tsang
    Harley-Davidson, the American motorcycle manufacturer, said on Monday that it would shift some production of its iconic bikes overseas to avoid retaliatory tariffs imposed by the European Union in response to President Trump’s trade moves. The decision, announced in a public filing, is the latest and most high-profile example of how Mr. Trump’s trade war is beginning to ripple through the United States economy as domestic companies begin struggling with a cascade of tariffs both here and abroad. While Mr. Trump says his trade policy is aimed at reviving domestic manufacturing, Harley-Davidson’s decision shows how the administration’s moves could have...
  • Report: Harley-Davidson Laying Off Hundreds of American Workers, Sending Jobs to Thailand

    05/15/2018 5:52:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-14-2018 | JOHN BINDER
    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. Harley-Davidson executives say about 400 jobs will be sent to the corporation’s York, Pennsylvania manufacturing plant, but union workers allege their jobs are being sent overseas to Thailand. In remarks to USA Today, a manufacturing worker who’s been at Harley-Davidson for more than...
  • Report: Harley-Davidson Laying Off Hundreds of American Workers, Sending Jobs to Thailand

    05/15/2018 5:52:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/14/2018 | John Binder
    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. Harley-Davidson executives say about 400 jobs will be sent to the corporation’s York, Pennsylvania manufacturing plant, but union workers allege their jobs are being sent overseas to Thailand. In remarks to USA Today, a manufacturing worker who’s been at Harley-Davidson for more than...
  • E.U. Leader Threatens Tariffs on Bourbon and Bluejeans in Retaliation for Trump’s Plan

    03/02/2018 1:47:52 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 2, 2018 | Chad Bray
    BERLIN — The European Union will hit back at the heart of the United States, slapping tariffs on products like Harley-Davidsons, Kentucky bourbon and bluejeans, if President Trump goes ahead with a plan to place tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the president of the bloc’s executive arm vowed on Friday. Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, made the remarks to the German news media in reaction to the proposed tariffs. Mr. Junker said the plans to tax the American goods, produced in the home states of key Republic leaders, had not yet been finalized, but amounted to treating...
  • Harley-Davidson to close KC plant

    01/30/2018 11:52:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 74 replies
    www.kmbc.com ^ | 01/30/2018 | Staff
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Harley-Davidson announced that it will close its Kansas City plant as the company moves to consolidate operations. In the company's fourth-quarter earnings report, Harley-Davidson said that the Kansas City motorcycle plant would be consolidated with its plant in York, Pa. Workers were reportedly told that the plant would close next year. A statement released from Harley-Davidson Tuesday morning said the plant would close in the third quarter of 2019. "As we continue to improve our cost structure and maintain world-class manufacturing operations, we are launching a significant, multi-year manufacturing optimization initiative that is anchored in the...
  • Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle coming in 2018

    01/30/2018 11:02:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    www.cnet.com ^ | January 30, 2018 10:28 AM PST | by Kyle Hyatt
    Harley-Davidson, not always the last word in cutting-edge technology, will enter the 21st century with a possibly LiveWire-based production electric motorcycle later this year. Harley-Davidson, that supremely American bastion of two-wheeled culture, is building a production electric motorcycle based on its excellent LiveWire concept from 2014 and we're stoked because it's supposed to hit dealers this year. Let's face it, Harley-Davidson is a weird company. It always just does its own thing and generally manages to just skate by, ignoring the ups and downs of the motorcycle industry as a whole, and that's why its LiveWire concept was both utterly...
  • 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Cruiser Lineup

    08/22/2017 11:02:13 PM PDT · by nralife · 58 replies
    Cycle World ^ | Aug 23, 2017 | Staff
    Harley-Davidson has completely revamped its Big Twin cruiser model lineup for 2018, folding Dyna and Softail model lines into one all-new 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail range of motorcycles. The entire new 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail cruiser lineup gets an all-new chassis, new underseat "hidden" single shock, and the new Milwaukee-Eight V-twin engine in 107ci displacement or, in select models, 114ci. The 45-degree, four-valve-per-cylinder Milwaukee-Eight V-twins now have dual counterbalancers. This means Dyna models, which previously had rubber-mounted Twin Cam 103ci and 110ci engines, will now have solid engine mounts, just as previous Softails had enjoyed since the introduction of the Twin Cam...
  • Harley-Davidson Spirals Down, Announces US Layoffs, Builds Factory in Thailand

    07/21/2017 8:13:13 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 101 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 18 July 2017 | Wolf Richter
    Shares of Harley-Davidson (HOG) dropped 10% in the morning after the company reported second-quarter earnings and were down nearly 6% at the end of the day. Almost everything was bad. Retail sales by its dealers in the US fell 9.3% in Q2, compared to a year ago, to 49,668 motorcycles. They were “down more than we anticipated,” the company said. And with “soft sales across most markets,” sales by its dealers globally fell 6.7%. “Industry new motorcycle sales deterioration continued,” the company said in its presentation, lamenting “weak industry sales on soft used bike prices.” In addition to the industry...
  • Harley-Davidson Workers Ride Into Washington to Meet Trump

    02/02/2017 5:15:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WMAQ-TV ^ | February 2, 2017 | Tom Schuba
    After a meeting in Milwaukee was abruptly canceled, President Donald Trump met Thursday with a group of Harley-Davidson employees, who arrived at the White House on a fleet of motorcycles. Trump was planning to meet Thursday with Harley-Davidson executives at a Milwaukee factory, but the company reportedly pulled out earlier this week, fearing protests. During Thursday’s meeting, Trump lauded Harley-Davidson as a "true American icon,” thanking the steel workers and machinists who traveled to Washington for the meeting. “In this administration our allegiance will be to the American workers and to American businesses, like Harley-Davidson,” Trump told reporters....
  • Harley-Davidson Execs Meet with Trump

    02/02/2017 6:02:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 2, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What the heck is this? I’m watching fake news — this is CNN — Trump moments ago the White House grounds meeting with executives from Harley-Davidson, the motorcycle people. Now, how many of you had heard that Harley-Davidson had pulled out of a meeting with Trump because they were afraid of backlash from customers and protesters and anarchists and whatever? I distinctly remember. I remember when I read it I got kind of mad at Harley-Davidson. Turns out it was fake news! Now, maybe Trump was gonna visit their plant. Maybe that’s what it was. Maybe Trump was gonna...
  • Trump cancels Harley Davidson factory visit over planned protests: report

    01/31/2017 4:04:18 PM PST · by Historix · 66 replies
    President Trump's scheduled trip to a Harley-Davidson factory in Milwaukee on Thursday has been canceled over the likelihood of protests, CNN reported Tuesday. An administration official told the news network that the plans were scrapped after the motorcycle giant became uncomfortable with the threat of demonstrations. Over the weekend, massive protests broke out at airports across the country after Trump signed an executive order on Friday banning citizens of certain Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Other large protests were planned for the president's Milwaukee visit, according to CNN. Trump was originally supposed to head to the factory for a...
  • TV TONIGHT: Harley and the Davidsons Miniseries (to all motorcycle Freepers)

    09/05/2016 5:39:06 PM PDT · by max americana · 15 replies
    indie wire ^ | max americana
    It’s no accident that Discovery Channel premieres its original “Harley and the Davidsons” miniseries on Labor Day. The three-part series turns back the clock to reveal how the creation of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle was a true labor of love by three men from blue-collar immigrant families, who championed labor rights. They were even inducted posthumously in 2004 into the Labor Hall of Fame for their company’s accomplishments and ongoing contributions to the workforce. Despite being one of the most iconic American brands, however, the Harley-Davidson story is not widely known.