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Donald Trump said Thursday that he is making progress in his attempt to keep a Carrier air conditioning plant in Indianapolis open.
Carrier announced earlier this year it would move the factory to Monterrey, Mexico, eliminating 1,400 jobs by 2019.
On the campaign trail, Trump threatened to call executives at the company and hit them with high tariffs on any furnaces and air conditioners imported from Mexico.
The S.O.B. is already rollin' up his sleeves and working to bring back jobs! Way to go DJT!
I wonder if Trump would have lost the election if the Carrier plant would be talking about staying?
The city isn’t the only group left hanging from a Carrier contract. In 2013, the feds offered Carrier $5.1 million in clean tax credits to ramp up production in Indy. Since 2013, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation gave Carrier almost $200,000 dollars in employee training grants.
The city provided a six-year tax abatement, which got Carrier out of paying nearly $1 million in city property taxes.
In an effort to stop Carrier from leaving, Jones said the union identified about $23 million a year in savings that it could offer to the company. Carrier responded that it expects to save $65 million a year by moving operations to Mexico, Jones said. Carrier will pay Mexican workers a base wage of $3 per hour, or $23 less than the highest-paid workers in Indianapolis.