President-elect Donald Trump announced Thursday that he’s in talks with Carrier to stop the air-conditioning company from re-locating to Mexico from Indianapolis.
From The New York Post
“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!” Trump wrote.
The company confirmed the talks with Trump.
“Carrier has had discussions with the incoming administration and we look forward to working together,” the company posted to Twitter. “Nothing to announce at this time.”
Carrier said in February that it planned to shut in Indianapolis plant, which employs 1,400, to shift production to Monterrey, Mexico starting in 2017.
The decision gained national attention through a secret video recording of a Carrier manager announcing the closing to stunned employees.
“The best way to stay competitive and protect the business for long term is to move production from our facility in Indianapolis to Monterrey, Mexico,” the manager said over shouts and boos. “…This was strictly a business decision.”
Trump’s surprise win over Hillary Clinton was due, in part, to his appeal to blue collar workers in the Midwest stung by losses of manufacturing jobs and the relocation of plants to countries with lower wages.
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