The move is part of Harley-Davidson’s efforts to restructure operations. The York, Pa., facility will begin producing the Tri Glide and Street Glide trikes for the 2011 model year. Previously, Harley-Davidson’s trikes were assembled under a supply agreement of Lehman Trikes of Spearfish, South Dakota.
“The restructuring of Harley-Davidson’s York operations provides the opportunity for us to build trikes in-house and streamline trike assembly and distribution,” says Julie Chichlowski, Harley-Davidson director of P&A Trike Platform Parts and Accessories. “Lehman Trikes has been a responsive, high-quality supplier to Harley-Davidson for trikes and it has been a pleasure to work with them.”
The union at the York Vehicle Operations plant recently voted in favor of a new agreement with Harley-Davidson that would eliminate nearly half the workforce.