“I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS – Will know soon!” – Donald Trump – 11/24/2016
“Carrier has had discussions with the incoming administration and we look forward to working together. Nothing to announce at this time.” – Carrier 11/24/2016
Carrier said in February that it planned to shut an Indianapolis plant to shift production to Monterrey, Mexico starting in 2017. This affects about 1,400 people in Indiana.
Carrier is owned by United Technologies
10 Farm Springs Rd.
Farmington, CT 06032
While Carrier is still moving some jobs to Mexico, they have agreed to keep about 1,000 in Indiana. With a promise to provide relief from federal regulations and lower fed taxes in the future, along with Indiana providing direct tax relief and assistance now, Carrier struck the agreement. This direct intervention by a President-elect (or President) is fraught with questions about free-market Republican ideals and gives the appearance of a more liberal leaning interventionist (ie, Bernie). This is the new reality under Trump.