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For the company, the costs of defying the president-elect are at least as high, if not higher, and may well outweigh the tens of millions of dollars to be saved by relocating production to Monterrey, Mexico, from Indiana.
United Technologies is among the country’s biggest military contractors, producing engines for the Pentagon’s most advanced fighter jets and receiving more than $5 billion annually from the federal government. That equals 10 percent of the company’s revenue.
“It’s unfair to ask the same workers who have been laid off to pay tax dollars that will go to the company that fired them,” he said. “We’re in this together as Americans. When our workers succeed, our economy succeeds and our defense contractors succeed.”
Senator Donnelly is pushing for the government to consider outsourcing as a factor in deciding which companies receive federal contracts.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: rickymouse
It's not that easy. Depending on which engines they're talking about they may be the sole supplier, and changing to a new manufacturer and type will cost almost as much as their contract is worth, if not much more. That's the problem with some of these companies, they have the Pentagon over a barrel and they know it.
ETA-They're the parent of Pratt&Whitney. They're the sole supplier of F-35 engines. The question is are they moving United Technologies, or the entire company out of the US. They could move United and leave Pratt in the US.