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More Than 200 To Be Laid Off At Indiana Carrier Plant Year After Trump Deal

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More Than 200 To Be Laid Off At Indiana Carrier Plant Year After Trump Deal





Carrier Corp. has announced the firing of 215 employees in its final round of layoffs at the Indianapolis factory.

This comes a little more than a year after President Trump visited the facility and signed a deal to keep its jobs from moving to Mexico.

Carrier said in a statement the layoffs are part of the company’s plan to “relocate fan coil manufacturing production lines,” which are moving to a facility in Mexico, according to a reporter from the IndyStar.




“Following the transition, Carrier’s Indianapolis operations will employ approximately 1,100 people,” the statement said.

The Hill added:

President Trump — who promised to revamp the manufacturing sector on the campaign trail and in the Oval Office — said in November 2016 he reached an agreement with the corporation to preserve about 1,000 jobs at the Indianapolis plant.  That deal came after Carrier said it would close its facility in Indianapolis and move operations to Mexico, eliminating 1,400 jobs.

In a statement in November last year regarding its final round of layoffs, the company said it continues to “actively engage with our workers and the community to provide impacted employees with resources to make a smooth transition, including education, training and an opportunity for employment across UTC’s manufacturing operations.”

Last July the company laid off 300 workers at the Indianapolis factory.

“This week, approximately 300 employees will leave Carrier as part of the previously announced plan to relocate fan coil manufacturing production lines,” Carrier said in a statement in July.




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