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Keep Harley-Davidson in York - Save Our Plant

Harley’s roots in York run deep. For over thirty years, York, Pennsylvania has helped to build Harley-Davidson – not only the motorcycles, but the company itself.

Please join me in signing the petition to support keeping Harley-Davidson in York.

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Green Transportation Efficiency Act and Harley Davidson

Earlier this month, I received news that Harley may consider relocating its York, PA plant.  At this time, I told Keith Wandell, the CEO of Harley-Davidson, that I would work with him and the employees at the York plant to keep Harley in business in PA.  As part of my on-going effort to keep Harley jobs in PA, earlier today I introduced the Green Transportation Efficiency Act (GreenTEA) of 2009.  GreenTEA gives American consumers vouchers to encourage them to trade in their older, less fuel efficient vehicles for new, more fuel-efficient vehicles, including motorcycles.  Motorcycles are inherently fuel efficient, averaging 40-50 miles per gallon, even higher for smaller bikes.  Harley-Davidson, like the auto makers and other manufacturing sectors, is fighting hard to maintain its workforce and to continue to produce a high quality, American-made product during these tough economic times.   GreenTEA will help stimulate consumer demand for this great American brand.  In addition to stimulating the economy, GreenTEA will help achieve the dual goals of reducing our demand for imported oil and reducing our emissions of greenhouse gases.

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Harley-Davidson in York

Just a few hours ago, I spoke to Keith Wandell, the CEO of Harley-Davidson, about the troubling news that Harley may consider relocating the York, PA plant.  The plant employs about 2,500 highly skilled workers, who assemble the famous motorcycles. In addition to Harley being an icon Pennsylvania and throughout the world, the plant in York is a major manufacturer and economic engine for the southeastern Pennsylvania region. I told Mr. Wandell that I want to actively work with him and the employees at the York plant to keep Harley in business in PA.

Click here to read the letter that Senator Specter and I sent to Mr. Wendell yesterday.

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