After announcing a major restructuring to better align the company with current economic conditions, Harley Davidson management initiated an analysis to determine whether major restructuring at the York, PA facility could achieve cost and efficiency targets that would continue to make it a viable production facility. The analysis produced a plan that led to the joint efforts of the local labor force, company management, and the Pennsylvania State government.
Following the ratification of a 7 year labor contract with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local, Harley Davidson management approved a $90 million infrastructure investment to consolidate and streamline the York Facility’s manufacturing process. As a result of this investment, the state of Pennsylvania provided $15 million of incentives in the form of capital improvements and training.
Serv-I-Quip, Inc. was fortunate to receive a portion of the factory infrastructure improvements in the form of two new Engine Oil Fill Systems. Serv-I-Quip worked closely with a ten person team that included operators, supervisors, product engineers, and project managers. This equipment will increase accuracy and reduce errors on a mixed production line by linking directly to the plant production schedule via Harley’s SAP system. It has been a privilege to join many others from Pennsylvania to preserve the presence of a truly American company like Harley Davidson. In Pennsylvania, we hold on to our bibles, guns, AND motorcycles.