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Indian Motorcycle to close Kings Mountain plant

The Associated Press

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KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Officials of a North Carolina motorcycle manufacturer say they will cease operations in the state after the company was recently sold.

The Gaston Gazette reports that Indian Motorcycle officials announced Thursday that the company will cease manufacturing in Cleveland County after its sale to Polaris Industries Inc., which will relocate the operation to Iowa.

The Kings Mountain plant has 25 employees and has been open less than three years. Nearly 800 jobs were expected when Indian and sister company Chris-Craft announced plans in 2006 to set up manufacturing operations in the county.

Cleveland County paid more than $1 million toward the plant purchase and the city promised reimbursement of property taxes for a decade.

Chris-Craft closed in 2009 after one year of operation.


Information from: The Gaston Gazette, http://www.gastongazette.com


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