Carrier shelves plans to move jobs to Mexico after pressure from Trump

Carrier executives met with President-elect Donald Trump. (PHOTO:

INDIANAPOLIS — Carrier Corp. is staying in Indianapolis after all.

Nearly nine months after announcing it would relocate its Indianapolis operations to Mexico, Carrier has reached an agreement with the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in the city. The company confirmed its plan on Twitter, USA Today reported.

Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence are scheduled to appear in the city Thursday Dec. 1 for a formal announcement, according to a transition official who requested anonymity. Another source, who is familiar with the plan, said state incentives are part of the deal.

Carrier in a statement said it is “pleased to have reached a deal … to keep close to 1,000 jobs in Indy.”

The company’s decision is perhaps the first major victory for Trump since he was elected president earlier this month. Trump campaigned on keeping manufacturing jobs in the U.S. and promised he would persuade Carrier to stay in the city — or punish the company if it refused.

Carrier executives met with President-elect Donald Trump. (PHOTO:
Carrier executives met with President-elect Donald Trump. (PHOTO:

Although the agreement will save the majority of Carrier’s Indianapolis jobs, it isn’t good news for all employees. The company has 1,400 workers at its west-side furnace plant, which means there could still be hundreds of layoffs in the coming months or years.

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