YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Harley-Davidson says more jobs will be lost at its central Pennsylvania plant even if the company decides to keep the plant in the commonwealth.
The company told employees Wednesday that it plans to outsource "noncore" job functions to suppliers, including some subassembly, chrome-plating and stamping of parts. Company spokeswoman Pat Sweeney says the plan would keep vehicle assembly, metal fabrication and painting at the plant.
Sweeney says the company plans to decide in December whether to keep the plant in York County or move it to Shelbyville, Ind., Shelbyville, Ky., or Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Tom Santone, president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 98, says he believes about 400 jobs would be lost under the plan. Sweeney says there are still "too many variables" to determine how many jobs would no longer be needed in York.