Carrier Air Conditioner (United Technologies) Moving 1,400 Jobs to Mexico
Posted: February 12, 2016
Carrier Air Conditioner (United Technologies) announced plans today to move production from Huntington, Indianapolis to a facility in Monterrey, Mexico putting 1,400 Indianapolis Jobs south of the border in 2017.
“Today’s surprise announcement was without warning and incredibly disappointing,”
said Mayor Joe Hogsett.
“While I am obviously concerned about the economic impact, my top priority is the well-being of the hardworking families affected by this decision. A job lost in any part of our community affects us all, and I believe these are the times we must come together as one city to lift up our neighbors.”
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Chris Nelson, Carrier’s president of HVAC systems and services for North America, published this statement:
“This move is intended to address the challenges we continue to face in a rapidly changing HVAC industry, with the continued migration of the HVAC industry to Mexico, including our suppliers and competitors, and ongoing cost and pricing pressures driven, in part, by new regulatory requirements.
Relocating our operations to a region where we have existing infrastructure and a strong supplier base will allow us to operate more cost effectively so that we can continue to produce high-quality HVAC products that are competitively positioned while continuing to meet customer needs.
This decision is difficult and we recognize the impact on employees, their families and the community. We are committed to ensuring that our employees are treated respectfully and to working closely with their representatives throughout this transition.”