Condolences to the family of Ed Gates, and Obituary link

We’re sadden by the loss of our Union brother Ed Gates. He is a 25 year member of IAM Local 175. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, co-workers and union brothers and sisters. Ed passed away on Tuesday Sept. 24.

Ed worked as a Production Technician 2, Non-Trad in Paint on 1st shift.

Ed’s funeral services:!/Obituary

The Union “Employee Assistance Program” (EAP) representatives are always ready to help. Union EAP onsite representatives are Michelle Grimes (1st shift) and Harry Young, Jr (3rd shift).

As a reminder, LifeMatters, the H-D Employee Assistance Program is available for employees who wish to speak to someone. Call (800) 634-6433 or visit their website at

A LifeMatters EAP representative will be onsite today (Sept. 25) at 7:00am. His name is Glen Covert. He will be in the “Learning Center” until 3:30pm .

Please reach out to one of these people, they’re here to help.

We will be putting out collection boxes sometime in the near future for Ed Gate’s family.