STUNNING GOOD NEWS! Donald Trump fulfills campaign promise before reaching office.
TIMELINE: 1,000 Carrier jobs saved from moving to Mexico
We are pleased to have reached a deal with President-elect Trump & VP-elect Pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs in Indy. More details soon.
— Carrier (@Carrier) November 30, 2016
STUNNING GOOD NEWS
A look at the important dates in Carrier’s decision to move jobs from Indy to Mexico:
Feb. 10: Carrier announces they are relocating 1,400 jobs from Indianapolis to Monterrey, Mexico. Video surfaces of the moment employees find out. The company states the relocation process will take place over a 3-year period. The work movement is expected to start in 2017, with completion in 2019. Chris Nelson, president of HVAC Systems and Services North America, says the move will allow the company to operate more cost-effectively. In a statement, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says the company’s surprise announcement was without warning and incredibly disappointing.
Feb. 13: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump weighs in on Carrier’s announcement, and said it would not happen if he was president.
Feb. 14: News surfaces that Carrier received $5M in federal stimulus funds. The Department of Energy awarded Carrier $5.1 million in clean energy tax credits in December 2013. The announcement said the money would allow Carrier to “expand production at its Indianapolis facility to meet increasing demand for its eco-friendly condensing gas furnace product line.”
Feb. 15: Carrier says they were awarded, but did not receive $5M in federal stimulus funds and that they are reviewing other grants.