OSCEOLA, Wis. (AP) — Polaris Industries Inc. plans to add 89 jobs in the western Wisconsin city of Osceola as it boosts production of Indian motorcycles.

Minnesota-based Polaris acquired Indian last year and produces the motorcycles in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Engines for both Indian and Victory motorcycles are made at the Osceola plant, which employs about 100.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation says Polaris is eligible for $595,000 in tax credits. Gov. Scott Walker calls it “another great jobs victory for Wisconsin” given that Polaris could have chosen Iowa or Minnesota.

The Osceola plant once had a workforce of more than 500. Polaris had planned to close it in 2010 as part of a plan to move some ATV production to Mexico, but decided to keep some workers on in Osceola for motorcycle engines.

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Comments (5)
  1. Brett says:

    Well, don’t bother to thank Gov. Walker, for trying to keep jobs in WI. I guess that some of you would rather have bus drivers making $150K a year in Madison.

  2. groove says:

    From 500 jobs down to 189, that is some reason to celebrate. Fuzzy math at its finest.

  3. Brett says:

    Better to have 189 jobs than NONE.

  4. Becky says:

    It sure would have been nice if they would have included how to apply for these jobs. I think its a job service in Baldwin but not sure???????????????

  5. StanleyPeterson says:

    They forgot to mention that this company to be with par of their compitition! They will do most of it’s manufacturing to Mexico and China within a short period of time. (an election ploy} ??
    Manufacturing executives hit this ball to first base and another will try and get them a Home Run (Mexico-China)…… It’s all about costs…..Get it! The Rust Belt is Dead and dieing…..Why 89 jobs in Wisconsin??……Where the Food Stamps and Quislings when you need them?……Ufta!

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