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Old 04-17-2008, 02:36 PM   #1
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Exclamation Harley laysoff 8% of workforce

Harley sales are down 13% 1st quarter 2008.
Harley reduces workforce by 8%

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc. is cutting 8% of its work force and says jobs will be lost at its headquarters in Milwaukee and at its largest plant, in York, Pa.

Chief Executive Jim Ziemer says he hopes employees will take retirement packages.

He says there will be 370 union production jobs cut in the next few months. That's because the company is reducing bike shipments due to sales declines in the weakening U.S. economy.

Ziemer says 80% of those cuts will be in York.

Harley also has plants in Kansas City and Wisconsin. Ziemer says it's not clear how many jobs will be lost in those places.

Harley's also cutting 360 nonproduction jobs, and Ziemer says many of those will be at headquarters in Milwaukee.
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:49 PM   #2
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man, there's too much repression
you mean recession?
repression, recession, it's all the same thing man, ya know

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they're really not that great mpg as you'd think, like mid 40's
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what we really need is some real infrastructure changes...public transportation being #1...I think you could put a train system in Houston...run the lines where all the HOV lanes are out to the fringes of the city...I bet it could be done and it could be electric - green all around
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wow. Thats going to be hard on the city.
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what we really need is some real infrastructure changes...public transportation being #1...I think you could put a train system in Houston...run the lines where all the HOV lanes are out to the fringes of the city...I bet it could be done and it could be electric - green all around
It'll never happen...the City of Houston was not planned out very well at all.:/:
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Kinda seen it coming considering the enormous growth HD has experienced over the last decade.
Honda is also shutting down their VTX/Goldwing plant here in the US and moving operations back to japan.
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It'll never happen...the City of Houston was not planned out very well at all.:/:
for driving it was w/ the 2 loops it's pretty easy to get around, just to many cars goto austin or dallas, they suck.

they could run a train right over the HOV lane........thats what we need.

another big thing is heat, can you imagine walking 3-4-5 blocks to get to a train in 100+ deg
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they're really not that great mpg as you'd think, like mid 40's
and would a while to recoupe the cost that you would supposedly save on fuel..... They start over $13k i THINK, i can't remember exact amount...

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they're really not that great mpg as you'd think, like mid 40's
That is equivalent to most sports bikes, and twice as good as most passenger cars.....I consider that a vast improvement.
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for driving it was w/ the 2 loops it's pretty easy to get around, just to many cars goto austin or dallas, they suck.
you mean to tell me the majority of 5 oclock traffic is folks going to Austin or Dallas?

most folks want go into town and then back out....not circles around the loops It honestly has to do with city planning back in the 70's and early 80's AND not forseeing the rapid growth that would be coming to Houston....I'm assuming they have a job very closely related to the weather man
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Mass transpo will never work here. NEVER. I agree with u Danny.

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I'm trying to use it. Been riding the Park n Ride. It's close to me, but still takes 15 -20 minutes to get there. lol

20 minute drive for a 40 minute bus ride = teh suck.

I'm still going to do it, but . Houston was not made for this at all.

City planners need to go to Denmark for a while.
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Houston didnt take into account the semi-open border policy. Immigration increases exponentially.

Huge traffic and pollution prob.
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Houston didnt take into account the semi-open border policy. Immigration increases exponentially.

Huge traffic and pollution prob.
That's a new one.

Actually, it IS being caused by immigration... from other states. It's my fault, I came here from the Philly area.
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what we really need is some real infrastructure changes...public transportation being #1...I think you could put a train system in Houston...run the lines where all the HOV lanes are out to the fringes of the city...I bet it could be done and it could be electric - green all around

i heard they are going to do it on I 10 but not sure
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what we really need is some real infrastructure changes...public transportation being #1...I think you could put a train system in Houston...run the lines where all the HOV lanes are out to the fringes of the city...I bet it could be done and it could be electric - green all around
I'd like to see it, but don't think it will happen. Seems to run counter to local culture (every Texan must have his own horse). Toy trains like the one they have now won't cut it. Also, unlike many other cities with rail systems, Houston's downtown area is pretty spread-out. Not like people can/will take a train into downtown and then walk to where they need to go. Heat/humidity works against that too. But hey, folks in the north have to contend with snow, sleet and ice!.
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