Posted to YouTube by Joe Brunner
February 11, 2016
Carrier Air Conditioner [parent company United Technologies] is moving production to Monterrey, Mexico putting 1,400 Indianapolis Jobs south of the border in 2017.
From TheIndyChannel.com Staff
February 10, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS — There were gasps of anger and disbelief. There was yelling. At least one person in the crowd of Carrier employees shouted things that cannot be written here.
The employees had just been told the heating, cooling, air conditioning, and refrigeration company was relocating its Indianapolis plant to Monterrey, Mexico.
Around 1,400 people work at the plant. According to a release from Carrier, there will be no immediate impact on jobs.
The relocation process will take place over a 3-year period, according to the company. The work movement is expected to start in 2017, with completion in 2019.
Chris Nelson, president of HVAC Systems and Services North America, released a statement about the move.
“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,” Nelson said regarding the status of the employees. “We are committed to ensuring that our employees are treated respectfully and to working closely with their representatives throughout this transition.”
VOD: According to its website, United Technologies had $57.9 billion in net sales in 2014, and employs nearly 200,000 people across the world.
“A leader in the global building systems and aerospace industries, United Technologies invents new and better ways to keep people safe, comfortable, productive and on the move,” the site boasts. “By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, we create the smart, sustainable solutions the world needs.
“Our commercial businesses include Otis elevators and escalators and UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire and security systems, and building automation and controls. Our aerospace businesses include Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Aerospace Systems. United Technologies also operates a central research organization that pursues technologies for improving the performance, energy efficiency and cost of its products and processes.
To view full company profile, click on http://voiceofdetroit.net/wp-content/uploads/UTC_Company_Overview_151104_FINAL.pdf
And the beat goes on–while Pratt & Whitney helps the U.S. obliterate people in wars across the world, its parent company UTC is obliterating the jobs of people here at home. Most comments on a Twitter post called on people to vote either for Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump.
WAKE UP AND RISE UP, FOLKS! No matter who is elected, the next assault on U.S. workers in pursuit of war-mongering profits is coming to your neighborhood soon.