It's official: Harley not coming to Shelby

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By Lisa King

Shelby County officials just received from Harley-Davidson officials that the company plans to stay in York, Pa., and move forward with their restructuring of that facility.

Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation, said the official decision was relayed to state officials in Frankfort Thursday morning, who contacted her.

The announcement follows Wednesday's ratification of a new, seven-year labor contract between company employees at York, represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 175, and today's decision by the Harley-Davidson Board of Directors to approve a restructuring plan for the facility.

Officials in Kentucky have been working with Harley-Davidson since the company announced their intentions to consider relocating the plant in September.