Tuesday, April 24, 2018
SHOCK!!! HARLEY HONCHO BLAMES PREZ TRUMP FOR KANSAS CITY SHUT DOWN!!!
File this one under corporate double talk OR real life Kansas City consequences for international deals gone wrong.
KC BIZ JOURNAL: Trump's TPP pullout forced closing of 600-person Harley plant in KC
"Harley-Davidson Inc. CEO Matt Levatich said if President Donald Trump hadn't removed the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), he wouldn't have shut down the company's Kansas City manufacturing plant. The statement was made in a telephone interview with Bloomberg that was published Tuesday. Levatich said the decision to shutter the Kansas City plant was "Plan B" after the U.S. abandoned TPP. "We would rather not make the investment in (the Thailand plant), but that's what's necessary tto access a very important market,” Levatich said of the Thailand plans. “It is a direct example of how trade policies could help this company, but we have to get on with our work to grow the business by any means possible . . ."
Read the Bloomberg blame game piece . . .
TPP Pullout Spurred Harley's `Plan B' Factory in Thailand
You decide . . .