Coronavirus: Harley-Davidson to restart production

Harley-Davidson to restart production amid coronavirus pandemic

MILWAUKEE — After suspending production for about two months because of the coronavirus, thunder is about to roll again at the Harley-Davidson manufacturing plant in Milwaukee.

Work is expected to resume after the Memorial Day weekend for about 1,000 employees at the Menomonee Falls engine and drivetrain facility, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. A worker at the plant who tested positive for the coronavirus is expected to recover.

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There are about 125 U.S. Steelworkers currently working at the plant.

When employees return there will be staggered start times and barriers between workstations.

“At all of its facilities, Harley-Davidson has implemented enhanced safety measures, protocols to support social distancing and is bolstering its already-rigorous cleaning and sanitation practices,” the company said in a statement.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

FILE PHOTO: Harley-Davidson motorcycle engines are assembled at the company's Powertrain Operations plant on June 1, 2018 in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. After suspending production for about two months because of the coronavirus, the Harley-Davidson manufacturing plant will reopen.
FILE PHOTO: Harley-Davidson motorcycle engines are assembled at the company's Powertrain Operations plant on June 1, 2018 in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. After suspending production for about two months because of the coronavirus, the Harley-Davidson manufacturing plant will reopen. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)