Harley-Davidson at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday issued the following statement about the union vote in York, approving a new seven-year contract:

"Today's ratification of a new seven-year labor agreement by our employees in York represents a significant step in the plan to restructure Harley-Davidson's York Vehicle Operations for future success.

Now that the vote has occurred, Harley-Davidson's Board of Directors is expected to make a final decision shortly on the future of the York operations. We will provide updated information once the Board has made a decision."